2012 Woodrow Wilson Fellows Bios

07.16.2014 | Science, Education

On May 24, 2012, Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro announced the 2012 cohort of Woodrow Wilson Fellows. The 11 fellows who make up the University of Dayton's first cohort are:

Jason Kyle Basil; Chillicothe, Ohio

• Undergraduate: University of Dayton '10, civil engineering

Intern, construction management; math tutor/volunteer, after-school program; mentor, student athletes ministry; staff member/assistant, running basketball events; leader/worker, Athletes in Action basketball and humanitarian aid trip to Nairobi, Kenya; marathon runner.

Madeline Dunfee; Middletown, Ohio

• Undergraduate: Cornell University '06, ecology/evolutionary biology

Naturalist/educator, nature preserve, and arboretum volunteer; research assistant and field intern, various ecological labs (stream, forest, coastal, entomological); teaching assistant, human geography; dean's list student and multiple campus award/fellowship recipient; volunteer/mentor in various youth programs; avid backpacker, rock climber, swimmer.

Amy George, Dayton, Ohio

• Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Dayton '05, mechanical engineering technology

Manufacturing engineer; former research and design expert, powdered metal division at local company; reading and math volunteer, local after school programs; volunteer, domestic violence shelters; organic gardener and community garden volunteer.

Timothy Guindon, Bellbrook, Ohio

• Undergraduate: Wright State University '10, mathematics

Undergraduate researcher; college calculus lab assistant and grader; top junior and senior in department; dean's list student and summa cum laude graduate; marching band low brass instructor; volunteer ministry leader, high school students; volunteer for yearlong, 11-country missions trip.

Chi Lampman; Miamisburg, Ohio

• Undergraduate: Kettering University '91, mechanical engineering

• Graduate: University of Dayton '94, M.B.A./M.S. (engineering)

Project engineer and program manager, 20+ years, including 18 with major international automotive electronics manufacturer; published author and holder of patents and trade secret; Sunday school teacher; co-leader, Girl Scout Troop; graduate of high-need urban school; fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Sarah Lane; Kettering, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Florida ’01, chemistry

Graduate: University of Florida '07, chemistry

Postdoctoral fellow, armed forces research center, with National Research Council funding; published author, peer-reviewed articles; graduate teaching/research assistant; adjunct faculty, community college; Phi Beta Kappa; volunteer, public schools, chemistry demonstrations; low-income background.

Nicole Moen; Dayton, Ohio

Undergraduate: Troy University '01, mathematics

Graduate: Northwestern State University, M.S. '05 (adult education), Ed.S. '09, (educational technology)

Dean's list student; summa cum laude graduate/honor society member; substitute teacher; U.S. Air Force veteran, communications computer system operator; robotics team mentor, STEMbotics from Dayton Regional STEM School; life skills teacher, undereducated adults; church children's director; home-school teacher. 

Caitlin Rickus; Akron, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Dayton '10, biology

Substitute teacher; volunteer, Cincinnati Zoo, education and animal care (manatees); marine mammals intern, Shedd Aquarium; former GED tutor, prison education group; SCUBA diver.

Brandon Towns; Columbus, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Dayton '11, biology

Summer intern and science teacher, education/mission program for urban K-12 students; summer intern, training program for shelter residents; resident coordinator; two-time science scholarship recipient; Sunday school teacher; campus retreat leader; teen Bible study leader.

Lakeesha Weathers; Lexington, Tenn.

Undergraduate: Middle Tennessee State University '00, microbiology

Dean's list student; medical lab intern, V.A. Hospital; member, Tri-Beta biological society; made Who's Who list of America’s college students; volunteer middle school teacher, Junior Achievement Society; youth director, local church; weekly reading volunteer to preschoolers.

Alexa Wray; Tipp City, Ohio

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University '12, mathematics

Math tutor, university program with local high school; observer/assistant in public schools; intern/trainee in financial management and data analysis, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; treasurer, sorority chapter; multiple scholarship recipient; women's volleyball player and aspiring coach.

For more information, contact Cameron Fullam, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or fullam@udayton.edu.