Science Leader Maritza Diane Essis '12
High School: Williston Northampton, Mass.
Connecticut College Major: Biology with a concentration in cellular and molecular biology
Summer 2011 - Research on LQT syndrome with cardiologist Dr. David Milan at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
August 2010-May 2011 - Think S.A.F.E. Project, Connecticut College
Summer 2010 - Professor Zimmer's computational chemistry lab
Summer 2009 - Cared for one of her mother's patients in an assisted living facility who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Through daily assistance of the patient, she was able to gain a more personal insight to the world of elderly care and assisted living facilities
World Future 2010, Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies, Boston, July 8-10, 2010
Mercury Conference on Computational Chemistry, Hamilton College, August 1-3, 2010
"Water diffusion in and out of the GFP b-Barrel : TurboGFP And KillerRed." Binsen Li, Maritza Essis, Marc Zimmer, Mercury Conference On Computational Chemistry, Hamilton College, August 1-3, 2010
"Water diffusion in and out of the GFP b-Barrel : TurboGFP And KillerRed." Binsen Li, Maritza Essis, Marc Zimmer, Sigma Xi, Northeastern Research Symposium, April 9, 2011
Student Government Association (SGA) President, 2011-2012
Received the 2011 Gender and Women's Studies Department Award for Feminist Collective Action
Graduate, Green Dot Program, Think S.A.F.E. Project
Aspiring to become a cardiothoracic surgeon