Science, education, and community working together to prevent and manage concussions
MCMI Student Interns
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.
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.
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.
MCMI Student Interns, Emeritus