Senior Leadership Committee

Katheryn Barnhart

Katheryn Barnhart

Graduation Year: 2019
Email Address: kbarnha1@nd.edu
Major(s)/Minor(s)/Track: Environmental Sciences, Anthropology minor
Research: Hellenthal Lab; Identifying Lepidoptera from different biomes and looking at color variation/convergent evolution amongst species in these biomes 
Post-Graduate Plans: Graduate School in either biology, environmental science, or archaeology/paleontology 
Favorite Biology/ES course: Planet Earth, Biostatistics, General Ecology
Extracurriculars: I work as a program assistant for the Eck Institute of Global Health, am a graduate of UNDERC, and am involved in Uplift
Advice for Freshmen Biology Majors: Don't get discouraged if the first year is difficult. First year deals with a lot of covering the basics- gen chem, orgo, bio, and math, and it can get overwhelming. However, if you stick with it, it is really rewarding and you'll be able to take classes that are more specific to what you really love- classes you wouldn't be able to thoroughly understand without the basics. I struggled, but am so happy I kept with it and I know you will be, too.


Catherine Moseley

Catherine Moseley

Graduation Year: 2019
Email Address: cmoseley@nd.edu
Major(s)/Minor(s)/Track: Environmental Sciences
Research: Dr. Adrian Rocha's Lab; Characterizing the effects of wildfire on climate forcing and vegetation recovery on the northern slope of Alaska
Post-Graduate Plans: Veterinary School
Favorite Biology/ES course: Ecology, Biostatistics, and Genetics
Extracurriculars: Interhall flag football/basketball/tennis, GreeND, and hiking
Advice for Freshmen Biology Majors: Have an open mind! The umbrella that envelopes biology is huge, so have patience in knowing that not all topics will be your primary interest and that there will be a course/lecture/module that will spark a pursuit in your academic career here at ND!


Henry Perillo

Henry Perillo

Graduation Year: 2019
Email Address: hperillo@nd.edu
Major(s)/Minor(s)/Track: Environmental Sciences and Italian Majors
Research: Pfrender Lab; Environmental DNA and Meta Genomic Research 
Post-Graduate Plans: Graduate Degree in Environmental/Global Health
Favorite Biology/ES course: Biostatistics, Cell Biology
Extracurriculars: Freshman Bio Lab Undergrad TA, Men's Club Boxing Member, WVFI Student Radio DJ
Advice for Freshmen Biology Majors: Determination. This one word is the key to success because not everything always goes our way. As you've already been told, science isn't easy; sometimes, we don't ace an exam, or receive the praise for our research we deserve, or get great internship positions. But don't despair–go fail again. I have found that a little humility and a lot of determination go a long way into building character that not only prepares you to be an insightful scientist, but a great person overall. And in my opinion, that's what truly matters.