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Meet the CIC Team

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CIC Team

  • Zara Akbari CIC profile picture

    Zara Akbari

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: I can teach chemistry in three languages (German, English and Persian).

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307 and 308.

    About Me: I can teach chemistry in three languages (German, English and Persian).

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307 and 308.

  • Kenzie leaning back against a soccer goal post in her soccer uniform. unknown photographer

    Kenzie Ballinger

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: I am an avid soccer player and supporter of many teams and leagues so come on in and talk soccer with me!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 308, and 310.

    About Me: I am an avid soccer player and supporter of many teams and leagues so come on in and talk soccer with me!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 308, and 310.

  • David in front of a tree during the fall season. photographer unknown

    David Boldridge

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: I’m a cyclist, and you will often find me exploring Boise on two wheels.  My favorite quote is “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills, American Opera soprano

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, and 212.

    About Me: I’m a cyclist, and you will often find me exploring Boise on two wheels.  My favorite quote is “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills, American Opera soprano

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, and 212.

  • Joanne on the famous blue football field hugging her cheerleader daughter. photographer unknown

    Joanne Castle

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: I am a proud Boise State Mom!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

    About Me: I am a proud Boise State Mom!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

  • Nicole standing in front of La Sagrada Familia Cathedral door that is covered in fake leaves and flowers. Andrei Cornell photographer

    Nicole Cornell

    CIC Manager

    About Me: Come in and ask me why I am pointing at the window in my picture.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, 308, 309, and 310.

    About Me: Come in and ask me why I am pointing at the window in my picture.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, 308, 309, and 310.

  • Bevin enjoying the sun and water while kayaking. photographer unknown

    Bevin Daglen

    Temporary Clinical Faculty

    About Me: I love to play! I’m into science, Judo, and the outdoors. This photo was taken in the summer of 2020 on the Boise River in my new kayak.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 308.

    About Me: I love to play! I’m into science, Judo, and the outdoors. This photo was taken in the summer of 2020 on the Boise River in my new kayak.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 308.

  • Andrea sitting in front of yellow flowers. self portrait

    Andrea Feci

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: Would you like to hear about chemistry in an Italian accent?

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 308.

    About Me: Would you like to hear about chemistry in an Italian accent?

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 308.

  • Photo of Maddelyn and her husband

    Maddelyn Glassey

    Graduate Student

    About Me: I am an Inorganic Chemistry Grad student who recently got married, adopted a kitten, and bought a house! Life can be so much fun and I hope to show you how fun chemistry can be! This is a photo of my husband (left) and me (right) at Lagoon Park in Utah.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 111, 111L, 307, and 308.

    About Me: I am an Inorganic Chemistry Grad student who recently got married, adopted a kitten, and bought a house! Life can be so much fun and I hope to show you how fun chemistry can be! This is a photo of my husband (left) and me (right) at Lagoon Park in Utah.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 111, 111L, 307, and 308.

  • Nathan Harrison

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: If I am not in the library, you can catch me on the trails or on the water!

    I can help you with: Chem 111,111L,112, 307, 308, and 350.

    About Me: If I am not in the library, you can catch me on the trails or on the water!

    I can help you with: Chem 111,111L,112, 307, 308, and 350.

  • Max leaning against an ivy covered wall. photographer unknown

    Max Harvey

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: Born in Alaska, raised as a Texan. Snow Enthusiast.

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

    About Me: Born in Alaska, raised as a Texan. Snow Enthusiast.

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

  • Portrait of Carter Jennings

    Carter Jennings

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: I thoroughly enjoy teaching and love to help others understand the wonder that is chemistry. I’m a nerd and my life goal is to help people unlock the nerd in themselves! You’ll often find me with my two dogs – Odin and Chunk. They are CIC regulars and provide great puppy-therapy!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101, 101L, 102, 102L, 111, 111L, 112, 212, and 308.

    About Me: I thoroughly enjoy teaching and love to help others understand the wonder that is chemistry. I’m a nerd and my life goal is to help people unlock the nerd in themselves! You’ll often find me with my two dogs – Odin and Chunk. They are CIC regulars and provide great puppy-therapy!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101, 101L, 102, 102L, 111, 111L, 112, 212, and 308.

  • Brice Jurban

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: I studied biochemistry at Michigan and organic chemistry at the University of Washington. I love to bike, go to sports games, read philosophy, and play video games. Come find me in the CIC for help with any of your classes, labs, or general questions about research, or just to chat.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, and 308.

    About Me: I studied biochemistry at Michigan and organic chemistry at the University of Washington. I love to bike, go to sports games, read philosophy, and play video games. Come find me in the CIC for help with any of your classes, labs, or general questions about research, or just to chat.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, and 308.

  • Aaron Kunde CIC photo

    Aaron Kunde

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: I’m a biochemistry masters student, researching quorum sensing in Dr. Raj’s lab. Outside of school and research I love watching basketball (Bucks in 6), playing Dungeons and Dragons, and cooking.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 102, 102L, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307 and 308.

    About Me: I’m a biochemistry masters student, researching quorum sensing in Dr. Raj’s lab. Outside of school and research I love watching basketball (Bucks in 6), playing Dungeons and Dragons, and cooking.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 102, 102L, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307 and 308.

  • Caleb Leach in front of the grand canyon

    Caleb Leach

    Volunteer

    About Me: I lived in Minnesota most of my life. I enjoy hiking, paddle boarding, and cycling. I am excited to answer any questions about chemistry for you!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 112, 307, 308, 309 and 310.

    About Me: I lived in Minnesota most of my life. I enjoy hiking, paddle boarding, and cycling. I am excited to answer any questions about chemistry for you!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 112, 307, 308, 309 and 310.

  • Abigail in the rocky mountains. photographer unknown

    Abigail Mills

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: I am majoring in Chemistry, I play on the club softball team, and I love to spend time in the great outdoors.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

    About Me: I am majoring in Chemistry, I play on the club softball team, and I love to spend time in the great outdoors.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

  • Maddi posing right before she starts her gymnastics competition. unknown photographer

    Maddi Nilson

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me:  I am on the gymnastics team for Boise State. I also love anything outdoors, exploring Boise, and of course chemistry!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 102, 102L 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

    About Me:  I am on the gymnastics team for Boise State. I also love anything outdoors, exploring Boise, and of course chemistry!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 101L, 102, 102L 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

  • Ryan standing in a field holding a puppy, photographer unknown

    Ryan Rau

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: I am studying Chemistry with a Materials Science minor. My happy place is laying on a river bank under the stars.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 211, 212, 307, 308, 309, and 310.

    About Me: I am studying Chemistry with a Materials Science minor. My happy place is laying on a river bank under the stars.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 211, 212, 307, 308, 309, and 310.

  • Rachel Reichow

    Graduate Student

    About Me: I’m originally from Minnesota and moved here to start my graduate studies in Chemistry. Come in for help or just to chat! P.S. hockey is one of my favorite things to talk about.

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

    About Me: I’m originally from Minnesota and moved here to start my graduate studies in Chemistry. Come in for help or just to chat! P.S. hockey is one of my favorite things to talk about.

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

  • Brittany holding a sprinkled donut over one of her eyes. unknown photographer

    Brittany Rushing

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me: Zoom meetings are the best excuse to wear PJ bottoms.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

    About Me: Zoom meetings are the best excuse to wear PJ bottoms.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, and 112L.

  • Joy wearing her graduation regalia while sitting down in front of the giant

    Joy Sigurdson

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: The only thing I love more than doughnuts is my dog.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 308.

    About Me: The only thing I love more than doughnuts is my dog.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 308.

  • Student Job Opportunities

    Roger Vuong

    Graduate Student

    About Me: I am a grad student and I enjoy a nice drive down Pacific Coast Highway.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 309.

    About Me: I am a grad student and I enjoy a nice drive down Pacific Coast Highway.

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 102, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 307, and 309.

  • McKenna Whiting

    Chemistry Instructional Assistant

    About Me:  I’m majoring in Biology with a Biomedical emphasis in hopes to go to medical school for dermatology. If you need ideas on how to strengthen your pre-med resume, let’s chat!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, and 308.

    About Me:  I’m majoring in Biology with a Biomedical emphasis in hopes to go to medical school for dermatology. If you need ideas on how to strengthen your pre-med resume, let’s chat!

    I can help you with: Chem 101, 111, 111L, 112, 112L, and 308.

  • Shaylee Webb

    Lab Instructor

    About Me: I coach multiple sports, and recently learned how to operate a chainsaw!

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, and 308.

    About Me: I coach multiple sports, and recently learned how to operate a chainsaw!

    I can help you with: Chem 111, 111L, and 308.

Contact Us:

Chemistry Instructional Center Manager

Nicole Cornell

nicolecornell@boisestate.edu