Undergraduate Student Ambassadors
The Biology Ambassadors program is designed to foster community and collaboration among our undergraduate students and the department. Our ambassadors are a dedicated group of students who are eager to help their peers with different aspects of the biology program, including selecting courses, choosing a major, and discovering research opportunities.
Our Biology Ambassadors will be available to meet with you during scheduled office hours (to be posted after the Fall 2023 semester begins.)
To make the most of your Biology major and experience at Tufts, it is essential to establish connections with the department of Biology and your Faculty Academic Advisor.
If you have any questions about the biology program, please feel free to email us.
I am Dillon Arrigan and am a senior majoring in Biology and International Relations. I am from the greater Washington DC area, though my family just moved to Boston this spring. Outside of classes, I spend my time primarily doing research in the Wolfe Lab. My research interests lie broadly in microbial ecology, microbial community assembly, and food microbiology. In addition to research, I am an LA for BIO 55 (Fall 2023) and am the communications specialist for the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts. Looking to the future, I am hoping to get my PhD in microbiology! Outside of academics/work, I am part of Enchanted A cappella, and I love all things food related from cooking and baking to trying new restaurants. I am excited to assist students in exploring all things biology related Tufts has to offer.
Hi! My name is Ana Dias, and I am a junior from the Greater Boston area. I am majoring in biology and biotechnology, and I am doing genetics research at the McVey lab. I am a member of the Laidlaw Scholars program and Best Buddies. Additionally, I am co-president of LCS Tutoring, and I will begin tutoring for the StAAR Center in the fall. I am really looking forward to serving as a resource for undergraduate students interested in biology through the ambassadors’ program.
I'm Catie, a sophomore from Portland, Oregon majoring in biology and biotechnology and minoring in Spanish. I’m on the pre-med track and interested in an M.D./Ph.D. I do research in the Mirkin Lab, tutor for the StAAR center, and am a Bio 13 Lab TA and an EMT. Outside of academics, I walk dogs for Tufts Animal Aid and am captain of the club volleyball team.
Hi! My name is Asher Liu and I’m a junior studying biology on the pre-med track from Chicago! I’m currently a research assistant at the Wilkinson Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and I’m the VP of Tufts After School Tutoring and Enrichment (TASTE). I can’t wait to be a resource for all prospective and current Biology students.
Hello! My name is Nathan Moreno, and I am a Medford local double majoring in biology and computer science. I have strong interests in computational biology, synthetic biology, and astrobiology. During my time on campus, I have worked as a BIO 13 Lab TA and currently I am contributing to a computational project at the Allen Discovery Center. Additionally, I am an e-board member of the Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists. I am excited to connect with other students interested in biology and help them navigate their experience with our department.
Hello! My name is Alyssa Persano, and I am a senior majoring in biology and minoring in political thought. I am from San Diego, California currently on the pre-med track. I have been a student researcher in the McVey Lab since Fall 2021, and I am currently working on a senior honors thesis. I was a Bio 14 Lab LA in Spring 2022 and a Bio 13 Lecture LA in Fall 2022 and now in Fall 2023. In addition, I am Laidlaw Scholar and I serve as an E-board member for LCS Tutoring. Outside of school, I work as an urgent care medical assistant. I am also the undergraduate student worker for the biology department, which I greatly enjoy. The biology department is my home at Tufts; I am incredibly excited to serve as an ambassador and am always available as a resource.