Skip to main content

AEP Student Stories


Get inspired! Read about UC San Diego students who are participating (or have participated) in AEP programs, and are doing amazing things.

Angela Chapman

Angela is a Muir College student majoring in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. She is currently conducting research in two labs and hopes to gain a Ph.D. and become a Clinical Neuropsychologist. Angela was a UC Scholars during the 2020 Summer Research Program and is a current McNair scholar!

Meet Angela

Animesh Mohapatra

Animesh was a UC Scholar during the 2020 Summer Research Program. His research aims to increase the effectiveness of various therapies such as drugs and genes by using innovative membrane-coated, biomimetic nanoparticles. Animesh hopes to attain a PhD in the future focusing on nanotherapeutics.

Meet Animesh

Christian Johnson

Christian is a Marshall College senior in the TRELS Program conducting research in innovative theatre. His work seeks to disrupt the conventional ways we engage with theatre not just as performers and artists but also as audience members.

Meet Christian

Nadia Haghani

Nadia has been involved in multiple AEP Research Programs and Conferences. Her research focuses on uncovering how worm microbiomes elicits physiological and behavioral changes in Chalasani Lab at Salk Institute. Nadia hopes to achieve a Ph.D in the future.

Meet Nadia

Phoenix Wang

Phoenix Wang is a senior in Marshall College majoring in Philosophy and Clinical Psychology. She has been mainly focusing her research on utilizing philosophical methods for dealing with pressing issues in social and political spheres. As a TRELS Fall 2020 scholar, she is examining the moral responsibility of criminal psychopaths.

Meet Phoenix

Alisha Poudel

Alisha is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Physiology. She is conducting research on Space Physiology and Orthopaedics in the Hargens Lab. Find out more about her journey to research.

Meet Alisha

Past Spotlights

Find an archive of previously featured AEP student stories.

Visit the archive

UC San Diego students at commencement - wearing caps and gowns and celebrating while sitting in the first row of a crowd of attendees

Apply to Academic Enrichment Programs

Are you interested in undergraduate research and/or scholarship opportunities like this one? Contact AEP to learn more.

Contact Us