I am Sam one of the captains for the Smith College tennis team. I am from West Hartford, Connecticut, but I have been spending my summer in Delaware working for a Marine Research and Rehabilitation Institute in addition to working as a fellow for Our Climate, which mobilizes college students to put a price on carbon as a response to combating climate change. I was studying abroad last semester in the tropical rainforests of far northeast Queensland, Australia. It was an incredible and unforgettable experience, but I am eager to get back on the courts to play the sport that I love so much.
I'm a neuroscience major with a Chemistry and History minor
I'm from Chicago, IL and I know a lot of random facts, yet I'm terrible at trivia
I had a summer internship at NASA Ames, Mountain View CA researching how deep space affects our bodies. There seems to be one, overarching goal for NASA: go to Mars. That's at least 6-8 months of space travel, and we don't know how or to what extent cosmic radiation or microgravity affects our bodies. My project specifically looks at how our eyesight worsens because of microgravity - it's hypothesized that Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) localizes in our heads without gravity to centralize it. CSF applies pressure to the back of the eye and optic nerve, causing the back of the retina to flatten, which is causing astronauts to come back far-sighted when they had perfect vision pre-flight. I am very eager for the Smith tennis season to begin.