Six Students Selected as the CFSA-SOURCE Young Research Fellows 2021-2023 Cohort

Six first-year students have been selected to join the CFSA-SOURCE Young Research Fellows (YRF) Program, which is supported by the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA).

Young Research Fellows, guided by their faculty mentors, engage in two years of group mentoring in early research and creative inquiry development and have access to up to $7,000 in funding towards research expenses upon submission of approved budgets.

In addition to being first-year students, students must hold a minimum 3.75 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to research and/or creative inquiry to be selected for the program.

CFSA-SOURCE 2021-2023 YRF Program Recipients:

Brianna Gillfillian

Major: Computer Science

College: The College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research interests: Brianna’s research focuses on cybersecurity, particularly security technologies that are operational even without internet access or electricity.

Miguel Francisco Guzman Aguirre

Major: Biotechnology with an Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises minor

College: The College of Arts and Sciences

Research interests: Miguel’s research centers on developing bio-enabled protein modification technologies to improve protein-based therapeutics like insulin.

Linh Le

Major: Citizenship and Civic Engagement

College: The College of Arts and Sciences, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication

Research interests: Linh’s research explores the ramifications of statelessness on human rights, especially in East Asia.

Jeremy Shinder

Major: Film

College: The College of Visual and Performing Arts

Research interests: Jeremy plans to develop a film based on the relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Heschel, which he hopes will provide lessons for leaders of current social movements.

Maria Villegas Botero

Major: Environmental Engineering

College: The College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research interests: Maria’s research investigates the impacts of UV radiation on methyl mercury in Adirondack waterways.

Adrienn Virag

Major: Architecture

College: The School of Architecture

Research interests: Adrienn’s research explores the practical impact of design on communities, especially in relation to food justice initiatives and sustainability.


Congratulations to the selected cohort!