2015 Spring Term Community-Based Research Fellows

Saskia Berrios-Thomas
Sophomore, Social Work
Research Title: Exploring the Effects of Parental Education on Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention
Faculty Mentor: Keith Caldwell, Social Work
Community Partner: Julie Evans, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Reflection published in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community Based Research

Emily Blume
Senior, English Literature
Research Title: Increased Support for Single Student Mothers
Jeanette South-Paul, Family Medicine, UPMC
Community Partner: Beth Banas, Angel's Place Inc.

Marko Gudic

Junior, Economics and Politics & Philosophy
Research Title: Redesigning Community Budget Hearings in Pittsburgh: From Demands to Deliberation
Faculty Mentor: David Miller, GSPIA
Community Partner: Robert Cavalier, Program for Deliberative Democracy
CBR Research part of Bachelor of Philosophy undergraduate thesis 


Wyatt Koma (second-semester CBR)
Sophomore, Neuroscience
Research Title: Can the establishment of a "growth mindset" in youth help to repair the gender gap in STEM subjects?
Faculty Mentor: Ming-Te Wang, School of Education
Community Partner: Lisa Abel- Palmieri, The Ellis School

Rachel Krofcheck

Senior, English Literature and Spanish
Research Title: Casa San Jose: Community Outreach Within the Latino Community in Pittsburgh
Faculty Mentor: Patricia Documet, Pitt Public Health
Community Partner: Janice Vanderneck, Casa San Jose

Sage Lincoln
Junior, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, and Ecology & Evolution
Research Title: Demographics of Change: Using Frazier Farms as a Hub to Increase Gardening and Improve Food Systems
Faculty Mentor: Ward Allebach, Geology
Community Partner: David Zwier, Frasier Farms

Shruti Revankar
Junior, Neuroscience
Research Title: Providing At-Risk Youth the Tools to Build Bridges for Their Future
Faculty Mentor: Debra Artim, Neuroscience
Community Partner: Emily Morse, Amachi Pittsburgh

Troy Salvatore
Junior, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Title: SONG Community Hydroponics
Faculty Mentor: David Sanchez, Civil Engineering
Community Partner: Mark Oleniacz, South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)

Sofia Sandoval
Junior, Studio Arts and Natural Sciences
Research Title: Transformative Power of Art
Faculty Mentor: Delanie Jenkins, Studio Arts
Community Partner: David Deily, Manchester Bidwell Corporation
Published in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community Based Research


Sandhya Subramanian (second-semester CBR)

Junior, Health Services

Research Title: Perceptions of mental heath issues in South Asian population at Pitt

Faculty Mentor: Beth Nolan, Graduate School of Public Health   

Community Partner: Iruaku Brodie-Mends, Pitt Counseling Center