Spring 2018 SI Leaders
Daniel Arthur, English W231
“My name is Daniel Arthur. I’m a sophomore English major at IU East. When I’m not at school, I’m either out taking pictures or playing a variety of musical instruments.”
Lindsey Berhorst, Biology L101
“I am 26 years old, and a mom of two! My husband and I just moved here last August from St. Louis. I am studying life sciences. I love DIY projects and Pinterest! I think it’s because it shows multiple ways to fix a problem.”
Zach Catron, Psychology P103
"My name is Zach Catron and I am a senior at IUE. I am currently the SI for General Psychology P103, and have been an SI leader since the spring semester of my freshman year. Once I graduate from IUE, I would like to go on to graduate school to study Neuroscience, obtain my Ph.D., and become a professor at any college (no preferences yet). Outside of school, I am an avid gamer and love to play golf."
Emily Clarke, English W270 and Finite Math M118
“I am an Elementary Education major. I have worked as a paraprofessional in an elementary school for the last six years. I have a dog named Nora and several classroom pets. I sell at craft fairs and comics cons in my free time.”
Kenneth Cox, Microbiology & Immunology J200
“I am currently a sophomore pursuing Biochemistry and Pre-Med. I am a big science nerd and love applying my knowledge to real-world scenarios. I love playing Xbox and reading in my down time.”
Savannah Davis, Teaching & Learning Elementary Math N102
“Hello! My name is Savannah Davis, and I am the SI leader for M123. I am a biochemistry graduate from IU East. I am currently working at IU East as an SI leader and Math and Science Center mentor while I wait to hear back from PA programs. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and spending time outdoors!”
Caysey Farmer, English W131
“My name is Caysey Farmer, and I am a Political Science major with minors in Criminal Justice and Spanish. This is my first time being an SI Leader for English W131, but I hope to have more writing classes and classes related to my concentration in the future. After graduating from IU East, I plan to attend law school to become an attorney. When I'm not busy with school, I enjoy reading and spending time with my cats (Cleo & Clyde) and my dog Sparky.”
Karli Hall, General Education Psychology P250
“I’m Karli Hall and I’m 19 years old. I am able to graduate from college a year early from high school credits. I have two dogs and one cat. My hobbies include reading, listening to music, and adventuring. I also work at the IU East bookstore and the Writing Center.”
Umer Khan, Organic Chemistry C342
"My name is Umer Khan. I’m a senior Biochemistry major, and this is my third year here at IU East. With my degree, I plan on going to medical school to study Neurology. I’m originally from Pakistan, and came to the US when I was eight years old. Over the past year, I have been very actively involved in a wide range of campus organizations. I'm serving in officer positions for Pre-Professionals, Environmental, and Circle K Club, and I’m also in the honors program and a member of Student Government Association. I have been a tutor at Richmond High School for service learning and I also worked with Dr. Hitesh Rai Kathuria on his Drosophila research. Some of my favorite hobbies are reading, going to movies, making friends, editing pictures and videos, painting, and playing guitar. This is my second year as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader. I’m an SI leader for Organic Chemistry, which is one of my favorite subjects of all time."
Abby King, Sociology S100
"I am a sophomore Elementary Education major. My favorite things to do are hang out with my family, play with my dog, drag race, and deer hunt."
Kathleen Langner, Psychology P103 and Sociology S100
"My name is Kathleen Langner. I am a Psychology major. I am a senior this year. I work as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader for Psychology P103 and Socilogy S100. After I graduate, I plan to go on to graduate school and obtain my Ph.D in counseling. Outside of school, I am either walking or hiking with my family in tow."
Emma McKinney, Microbiology & Immunology J200
“Hi! My name is Emma McKinney. I am a sophomore in the Nursing program at IU East. I am from a family of four (plus three dogs and a cat) from Eaton, OH. After I complete my major at IU East, I will continue my education to become a nurse practitioner in women’s health.”
Kate McNew, Math B111
"I'm majoring in Mathematics because it's easy for me to pick up the patterns (most of the time), but I haven't thought about what career I'd like to go into. Teaching has always sounded interesting to me. My boyfriend Silus is graduating this semester with a Fine Arts major and has an apprenticeship set up to be a body piercer in Muncie, where we plan on moving to soon. I always tell him I’ll be our person accountant.”
Luke Metzger, Physics P202
“I am a senior Biology major here at IU East. I enjoy my studies on campus, being a member of the Honors Program, and working for the SI program and in the Math and Science Resource Center. I was raised and still live on a farm in Ohio, where we raise corn, soybeans, and goats… and love every minute of it!”
Kasey Reeves, Biology L102
“I am a Biology major aspiring to be a marine mammal zookeeper. In my free time I spend time with my friends and family and clean my house. It’s always messy with a two year old running around. In high school I went to Hawaii and swam with dolphins… coolest thing I’ve done in my entire life.”
Krystal Schmidt, Psychology P216
“My name is Krystal Schmidt and I am a Human Life Science major. I plan to go to graduate school for physical therapy after I graduate. I play on the women’s tennis team, am involved in Student Government Association, and participate in the Honors Program on campus. I love dogs and the beach!”
Amber Shaw, Trigonometry M126
"My name is Amber Shaw. I am an SI leader for Trigonometry and I was an SI leader for Pre-Calculus last semester. I am a junior Biology student here at IU East. This will be my second Bachelor's degree, my first being in psychology. In less than a year, I will be applying to veterinary school, and then hopefully become a veternarian in zoological medicine."
Abbie Sliger, English W270
“I’m double majoring in Secondary English Education and English Literature. I’m in my second year here at IU East. Aside from being an SI leader, I also work at the Writing Center. When I’m not busy with school or work, I love spending time with my family and my dog.”
Wes Smith, English W131
"I am a 15-year Army veteran who served in and after Desert Storm. I am the father of five and a grandfather. I love reading science fantasy, poetry, and historical non-fiction. I am working on my Master's degree in English, as well as my first chapbook of war poetry and a science fantasy novel."
Rebecca Stafford, Finite Math M118
“I am an Accounting major. I love numbers! I am a proud mom to my dog, Angel, and my cat, Ava. I am also an aunt to a beautiful little girl named Ariel. My favorite things to do are watch Netflix and hang out with my friends.”
Bree Staggs, English W231
"I’m a mother of two boys, Troy and Wesley. My major is English Education minoring in English as a Secondary Language. My hobby is crafting, I love volunteering at preschools. I have a pet hedgehog.”
Haley Stapleton, Basic Human Physiology P215
"Hi, I'm Haley. I'm the SI leader for P215 this semester. I'm from Eaton, Ohio, and I came to IUE in hopes of getting my BSN. I enjoy playing video games in the small amount of free time I have being a nursing student, and I'm a first generation college student. The most unusual thing I have done recently is assess all four of my dog's heart rates just because I recently purchased a new stethoscope. This is my fourth semester as an SI leader, and I have really enjoyed guiding students on the path to success!"
Erika Wesley, Spanish S100 and S150 online
"Hi, I'm Erika! I graduated from IUE in December 2014. I majored in General Studies and minored in Spanish. I have been a SI leader for online Spanish S100 and S150 ever since. While I was in school, I went on class trips to Canada, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. If you get an opportunity to travel, do it! I have been a vegetarian for about 12 years. In my free time I like to play with my cats, geek out over Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, practice amateur photography, and listen to all kinds of music (anything from the 50s, Bob Dylan, Matt & Kim, Nirvana, Screeching Weasel, The Misfits...)."
Maggie Westjohn, Biology L102
“I went to high school at Seton Catholic High School. I have three brothers. I played sports in high school. I enjoy sports, coffee, and traveling. I have three dogs and I really like dogs. I am a Nursing major, and I hope to someday help a lot of people.”
Cassidy Whitehead, Chemistry C106
“Hello! My name is Cassidy Whitehead, and I am a sophomore Biochemistry and Psychology double major. I attended Richmond High School right here in good ol’ Richmond, Indiana, though I am originally from Harlan, Kentucky, and spent most of my childhood in Bloomington. I am a major geek and proud of it, so if you want to get into full-length discussions about Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, or Rick and Morty, I’m your gal!”