2024 Charles Y. F. Hoyt Scholars: JosiAnna Hewitt and Maddie Tibayan

April 28, 2024
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JosiAnna Hewitt and Madeleine Tibayan

Congratulations to the 2024 Charles Y. F. Hoyt Scholars JosiAnna Hewitt and Madeleine Tibayan!

JosiAnna Hewitt

"My name is JosiAnna Hewitt and I am currently a junior majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Public Health. For the past year and a half, I have worked for THINK TANK on campus as a Chemistry Content Tutor where I get to help other students better understand and appreciate chemistry. This experience has greatly deepened my understanding and passion for chemistry, as well as pushed me to want to pursue higher education in the sciences after graduation.

This semester I had the opportunity to take Medicinal Chemistry with Dr. Wang, Dr. Li, and Dr. Xiong, a course that combines my interests in both medicine and chemistry into one, which I found very exciting. I have been a member of the Ardor Dance Company on campus since my freshman year, and I am also a current CBC student ambassador and peer mentor. In my free time, I enjoy baking, hiking, and getting coffee with friends!"

Madeleine Tibayan

"My name is Maddie Tibayan, and I am a junior studying Chemistry and a W.A. Franke Honors College student. This summer, I had the privilege of participating in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP), where I joined Dr. Pemberton's Analytical Chemistry group. Our research currently explores the characteristics of a new functional material we have termed Glyonic Liquids.

This semester, I've enjoyed taking Dr. Marty's mass spectrometry class and Dr. Aspinwall's instrumentation lecture. With my minor in government and public policy, I have also developed an interest in science policy and diplomacy. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, spending time with my dog Virgil, and serving as the president of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA)."