Malik Marseille hails from Bridgeport, CT. While at Central Magnet High School, he participated in BuildOn, volunteering at a local food pantry and helping to construct a community garden at an elementary school. Soon to be a biomedical engineering major at UConn, Malik has read all the Harry Potter books and seen all the movies.
Odia Kane is a graduate of the Engineering and Science University Magnet School, where she published a novel every year of her high school career except for her senior year. (Available at www.amazon.com.) The lack of a senior year publication may have been because she was spending that time producing a documentary on food injustice and insecurity in New Haven, CT, from which she hails. In producing this documentary she worked with psychologists, nutritionists, health experts, and food scientists. She gained experience in production her freshman year when she created videos on health and fitness for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. Odia has also interned at the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center in the neurology department, and plans to major in cognitive science with a minor in neuroscience.
Anika Bennett is an allied health sciences major from Hartford, CT. A graduate of Connecticut IB Academy, Anika has spent time at UConn Health in a lab that focuses on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. She has also traveled to Jamaica.