2008-09 Senior Fellows


Leeann Brigham Studying Animal Model of Schizophrenia

Senior Fellow Leann Brigham. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
Senior Fellow Leeann Brigham. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
From an early age, Leeann Brigham has had an astute fascination for and a deep interest in science. As a child, she recalls playing with mini-microscopes and rock collections and having "an obsession with" the Nancy Drew mystery book series. Like the mystery books she so deeply loved as a child, today, Leeann views neuroscience, her major here at Hamilton, as "the ultimate mystery – asking questions like 'why do we behave the way we do' and 'how we have become the individuals that we are.'" To Leeann, neuroscience gives her "the perfect opportunity to explore those answers." More ...

Matthew Crowson Pursues Cardiac Research

Senior Fellow Matt Crowson. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
Senior Fellow Matt Crowson. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
Growing up with a mother in the nursing profession and three uncles employed within the medical field, Matthew Crowson's attraction to science developed at an early age. He remembers hearing their personalized accounts of difficult or unusual cases and "thinking they were cool and gory." His curiosity continued to build, and eventually influenced him to take AP Biology in high school. "Ever since, I've been hooked," he explains. More ...



Nicole Dietsche Writes Original Graphic Novel

Senior Fellow Nicole Dietsche '09. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09
Senior Fellow Nicole Dietsche '09. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09
This semester, Nicole Dietsche '09, is taking one class. She works as the technical manager for Tech Crew, the co-lighting technician in Wellin Hall, and as the new media intern for Razor and Tie Entertainment. She is an editor of The Continental and a member of the Emerson Literary Society. The rest of her time is dedicated to the completion of her original graphic novel, tentatively titled Midnight Circus. Nicole is able to maintain this unique schedule due to her position as one of five Senior Fellows at Hamilton this year. As a Senior Fellow, she has the entire year to complete a project of her own design. More ...


Senior Fellow Kyla Gorman Writing Book on Potential of Video Games in Academic Arena

Senior Fellow Kyla Gorman. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
Senior Fellow Kyla Gorman. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
Over the past decade, Senior Fellow Kyla Gorman has closely followed the development of narrative structure within video games. As a computer science major and creative writing minor, her growing interest comes as no surprise. "I've played video games since I was little, but I also always wanted to be a novelist," she explains. "Slowly, I realized that the intersection was in video game story design." More ...




Senior Fellow Chris Sullivan '09 Explores Agrarian Philosophy

Senior Fellow Chris Sullivan
Senior Fellow Chris Sullivan
"Agriculture has been the most influential way that humans have altered the natural world," says Senior Fellow Christopher Sullivan, "but it is also a force that alienates us." Sullivan says that during his college career he has become increasing interested in how agriculture and human interaction with the environment can provide insight into our existence. More ...