College of Arts and Sciences



LINKS Fellows spend two years working with WFIS Educators, SJU Faculty and School District of Philadelphia teachers to implement a hands-on-science curriculum for grades 1st through 5th.  In addition, Fellows work to complete a Master's Degree in Biology and Master's thesis research.

Meet our class of 2016 Fellows:

Lena Hunt   

Lena Hunt, M.S. Candidate, Biology

Loyola Marymount University
Research Focus: Rising atmospheric carbon and climate change and its effects on the growth cycles of plants.
Other Interest: Photography, reading, folk music, long walks in the woods, and weekend brunch.

Maura Southwell M.S. Candidate, Biology

Undergraduate: Saint Joseph's University
Research Interest:  Developing a drug screening model for neurological disorders using shoaling behavior in Danio rerio (zebrafish)
Other Interest: When I’m not in the lab or classroom, I love traveling and immersing myself in different cultures. My other passions include food, movies, and making the perfect old fashion.
Maura Southwell