The chapter founders are a group of students from universities all across the United States who will take their experiences working together with a nonprofit in the spring and replicate the Biokind chapter at Rice to support the organizations in their local states. These states include New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and California.
This spring, we have two chapter founder teams, each consisting of five members.
ALS Texas - Chapter Founder Team
The first chapter founders team will be working with ALS Texas, a nonprofit organization that provides support to patients with ALS and their families. They will help the organization analyze their donor datasets.
Below is a picture of the team taken during one of our many meetings:
Those pictured in the bottom row, from left to right, are Christina Tzavara, who is a second year at Northwestern University studying data science and history, and Sarah Lee, second year student at University of Chicago studying data science and economics.
Then, the next row above is Frank Liu, a sophomore at New York University studying computer science and mathematics, Hannah Choi, a first year student at Duke University studying computer science and statistics.
At the top row are Navya Bhagat, who is studying data science in her second year at Rochester University, and our president, Alex Han. Christina is leading the team.
CarePartners - Chapter Founder Team
The second chapter founders team will be working with CarePartners, a nonprofit, volunteer-led organization that provides support, education, and resources for caregivers and quality care for those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging. Our partnership will focus on analyzing the elderly and families they support from 2015 to 2022.
Below is a photo of the team:
The first row pictured above is Neal Kapur, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying economics and statistics, and our president Alex Han.
Then, the next row down are Khatija Syeda, a sophomore at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign studying computer science and statistics, Grace Wang, who is studying honors data science and health sciences in her second year at Northeastern University.
At the bottom are Christine Shen, a sophomore in physiological science at University of California Los Angeles, Shoaib Valani, a sophomore at University of Southern California studying data science and biology.
We’re excited to see the results they present to their non-profit organizations in April and the positive change they will bring to their communities after this summer!