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Curb Scholars

Saydolimkhon Agzamkhodjaev

Sophomore

Saydolimkhon is a Computer Science and Mathematics major from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is passionate about solving real-life problems using creativity and technology. His interest in technological entrepreneurship and mathematical thinking lead him to explore new ways to create value in spheres like Education and Financial Technology.

Caroline Badagliacca

First Year

Caroline is a Human and Organizational Development (HOD) Major from North Salem, NY. She has embraced music from a young age and hopes to continue her work curating musical enrichment programs for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as researching their effectiveness. Building on this background, she is interested in exploring an interdisciplinary way to make music therapy more accessible and structured through a business approach. Caroline also enjoys playing piano, photography, hiking, and painting.

Barton Christmas

Senior

Barton is a senior from Paducah, KY studying History and Secondary Education. Over his tenure at Vanderbilt, he has gotten involved in a wide spectrum of creative pursuits, from balloon art and entrepreneurship to stand-up comedy and public policy. Barton hopes to pursue a variety of passions after graduation, and to prove to Curb that all of their investments have been worthwhile.

Jacob Fine

Senior

Jacob, much like a 3D printer, is a creator. He builds in stops and starts, his discontinuous creativity embodies his engineering spirit. In that vein, Jacob will take a peak at any broken object and find a way to mend it. In short, he may be messy and complicated, but he works.

Susanna Harpold

Sophomore

Susanna is a Human and Organizational Development Major (HOD) from Fredericksburg, TX. Though her current interests are always changing, she enjoys film, cooking, and writing and is excited to learn and explore other creative outlets alongside the other Curb Scholars. Susanna enjoys playing sports, going to concerts, and taking road trips with friends.

Christopher Hugh

Sophomore

Christopher is an Economics and History major from Oak Park, IL. While his studies typically consist of reading and writing, he loves to use his voice for creative purposes. Building upon his start as a successful YouTuber, he hopes to venture into new forms of broadcast media to share his energy with others. He loves playing and following sports, eating ice cream year-round, and taking long drives while blasting country music.

Sydney Juda

Senior

Sydney was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is studying within the School of Engineering. She aims to combine her love of math and science with the aspects of design and creation she discovered by sewing. Costuming taught her the detail put into an everyday object and the beauty of typically unrecognized hard work.


Berkeley Kendrick

Junior

Berkeley Kendrick is a Medicine, Health and Society major from Carmel, California. She is a lifelong athlete intrigued by creative dexterity. She blends both right and left brain thinking and optimism to approach solutions to public policy. Berkeley is most interested in leveraging her education and experiences in the arena of public health to convince creatively large populations to change their lifestyle to more healthy approaches.

Kirsten Koehler

First Year

Kirsten is studying Biology in the College of Arts and Science and is a dinosaur-lover from Bloomington, Illinois. She enjoys creative and intellectual pursuits of all shapes and sizes, including dance (classical ballet), visual art, music (violin), and creative writing. She utilizes the arts as an avenue for volunteering, sharing, and teaching in her school and community and ardently embraces the Renaissance spirit, which constantly seeks a deeper understanding of the world and the connection of knowledge and concepts through comparison. She has a passion for applying the arts to daily life as a tool for enrichment and self-discovery.

Brett Koolik

Senior

Brett Koolik is a fun, collaborative, energetic thinker. He is currently studying biomedical engineering with a minor in business. Brett is an accomplished singer songwriter/producer and manages the Curb recording studios. Brett enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and going to the beach.

Hunter Long

Senior

Hunter Long is a Molecular and Cellular Biology Major in the College of Arts and Science from Austin, Texas. With a passion for both the artistic and scientific pursuits, he is an easygoing, collaborative, and intellectual student who loves to learn as much as possible. Beyond being a photographer, whose work has been published nationally, Hunter works for the student newspaper, performs in musicals, and is a tour guide. On the rare occasion he gets free-time, Hunter enjoys playing music, drinking coffee, and being in the outdoors.

Nicholas Ma

Junior

Nicholas Ma is currently undecided in the College of Arts and Science from Franklin, Tennessee. Ma plans to enter engineering with a concentration in Computer Science. Besides his interest in STEM, Ma enjoys exploring himself through visual art (acrylic paint and sketches), playing piano, watching films, and taking on technical and creative challenges in editing videos. Ma is unsure where the road will take him but he does know that he has a passion for cats.


Lia Okenkova

Sophomore

Lia is a Cognitive Studies major from Naples, Florida. She hopes to use her background in theatrical and vocal performance as well as her passion for education to explore how the arts can be used to enhance learning.


Jacob Schroeder

Junior

Jacob Schroeder is a History and Economics major and Spanish minor from Hillsboro, Oregon. An avid entrepreneur and creative thinker, he used his talents for twisting balloons to start his own entertainment company and became the youngest member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. He loves dabbling in many creative fields such as cartooning, graphic design, and film editing. Jacob is passionate about creating equal opportunities for students in education and loves to pursue community building projects.


Mariyam Shamshidova

Junior

Mariyam comes from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the heart of Central Asia. She has been interested in visual art since an early age and participated in other artistic projects, such as dance and theatre. At Vanderbilt, she is pursuing Computer Science and Communication of Science and Technology, aspiring to be an experience designer. She is an editor for Science & Tech Magazine Vanguard, board member of the Women in Computing Club and a lab assistant at the Wond’ry Emerging Technologies Lab. Interests lie in visual art, film and classical literature.


Brent Szklaruk-Salazar

Senior

Brent is a Human and Organizational Development (HOD) major, originally from Highland Park, New Jersey. Brent is extremely involved with the digital visual arts, including design, creative direction, photography, and videography. He plans to pursue a path of entrepreneurship in the entertainment/music industry, and is a very calm individual who loves working and creating with those who are not.

Michael Weirich

Sophomore

Michael is a chemical engineering major, minoring in business, chemistry, and nanotechnology. Outside of the classroom, Michael researches the fabrication of porous silicon nanoparticles for biomedical applications in the ESB and VINSE cleanroom at Vanderbilt. Michael is also a licensed private pilot, and in addition to flying he loves to explore all facets of the culinary arts, video editing, and creating beats on LogicPro.

 

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