Science, education, and community working together to prevent and manage concussions
MCMI Student Interns
Macey Broadwater grew up in Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas and loves to hike, climb, swim, cook, and garden. She is interested in the management of concussion in sports and learning about concussion recovery. She will likely major in either environmental science or computer science, and she will add a creative writing minor if she has time.
Ryan Curry is a member of Colby College class of 2022. Ryan became involved with MCMI as a freshman through the Presidential Scholar’s Program and plans to double major in physics and mathematical sciences. Ryan is involved in the student underreporting project, which gathers data from student athletes discussing their attitude toward potential concussions and team culture surrounding concussions.
Maggie Hall is a member of the 2020 class and is a psychology-neuroscience major interested in becoming a clinical neuropsychologist. She became involved in MCMI after spending her summer in Toronto, Canada doing research on concussions and heart rate variability in female athletes. On campus, she is involved in Colby Emergency Response as well as research in the psychology Emotion and Mood Lab and thus is interested in the overlap of psychology and physiology in concussions. Maggie primarily helps in balance testing and hopes to bring a new perspective to the MCMI research with her background in psychology and healthcare.
Matt Johnson is a rising Junior at Colby College with hopes of medical school and has been working with MCMI since his freshman year. As a lifelong athlete, Matt has seen the effects of concussion first hand and hopes his work with MCMI can help safeguard athletes against the dangers of sports-related concussion.
Erin Kempkes is a member of Colby College’s Class of 2020 and became involved with MCMI through the Presidential Scholars Program during her freshman year. Within MCMI, Erin is involved with concussion balance testing, and is specifically working on testing the validity of using varying models of the iPhone to collect balance data. She plans to double major in Psychology and Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Erin is excited by the opportunity to be involved in research with important, real-world applications and looks forward to continuing her work for MCMI throughout her time at Colby.
Jackie Lermond is a member of Colby College’s class of 2021 and became involved with MCMI through the Presidential Scholars Program. Jackie is involved with several MCMI projects including balance testing and the youth concussion program. She currently plans on double majoring in biology and sociology and is particularly interested in public health. Jackie is excited to be a part of research in such an important and relevant field.
Krisandra McNichol is a member of Colby College’s Class of 2021. She is a pre-medical student double majoring in music and biology with a neuroscience concentration. Having suffered from two sports-related concussions in high school, she knows firsthand the varying degrees of MTBI and continues to see their prevalence as an athlete at Colby. Her work as a research assistant includes baseline and post-concussion testing for athletes as well as helping to develop the Youth Concussion Project.
Max Siegman is a member of Colby College class of 2021 and is a psychology-neuroscience major interested in the neurological bases of human behavior. This is Max’s first year working with MCMI, and specifically on the Head Injury Tracker program. Through his work with MCMI, Max hopes to better understand the psychological effects of concussions, as well as the various factors that influence the time of one’s return to athletics versus academics following a concussion.
Adithya Shastry is a first-year student at Colby College and plans on majoring in biomedical engineering. During high school, he created ShastryNation, a science-based YouTube channel and the charity Code2donate. His passion, he says, is to advance social causes in more meaningful ways using new frontiers of technology. He aspires to become a medical professional with an interest in nature’s elucidations along with advances in technology and modern medicine to promote a healthier society.
Isabel Ward, Colby College’s class of 2021, is interested in public health and is considering a major in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in Italian Studies. Isabel is involved with baseline balance testing and MCMI communications, and she plans on continuing to support the other research projects and learn more about the important implications of concussion research.
Xiaoyue (Mike) Zheng is a member of Colby College’s Class of 2020. He became involved with MCMI through the Presidential Scholars Program during his freshman year. Mike is a biology (neuroscience concentration) and computer science double major. Within MCMI, he is working on redesigning and developing the balance testing app. He is interested in using computer science tools to facilitate biology research and promote health.
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