My name is Brandon Hicks and I am from Lodi, WI. My undergraduate career will be wrapping up in December when I’ll earn my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology-Exercise and Movement Science. I got involved with Kristen Pickett and her lab to gain invaluable knowledge about research itself along with the focused interest in Parkinson’s disease and Wolfram syndrome. After graduating I plan to pursue my Master’s in Occupational Therapy.
My name is Annie Gallagher and I am a junior pursuing a degree in Kinesiology-Exercise and Movement Science. I am originally from Reedsburg, WI, and after graduation I hope to pursue a career in medicine. After spending my summer as an intern in an Australian hospital, I wanted to get more experience int the research field which is how i became involved in this project. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
My name is Hannah Saskowski from Muskego, Wisconsin. I am a sophomore pursuing a degree in Biology, with an interest in the health field. I am very fortunate to be involved in Dr. Pickett's lab utilizing standardized gait testing to discover information that can be informative for the future treatment of Parkinson's patients. This research provides me great hands-on experience for educational and personal growth. In my free time I enjoy sports, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
My name is Kristen Cassarini and I'm a senior pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. I'm originally from Rockaway, NJ and earned my undergraduate degree in History and Political Science at UW-Madison in 2011. After graduation, I served as an AmeriCorps Member at Madison East High School coordinating the Schools of Hope tutoring program. I recently decided to go back to school and study Kinesiology with the hope of attending physical therapy school in the future. As an Undergraduate Research Scholar, I'm lucky to be working with Dr. Pickett in the SMIL as she serves as my Research Mentor. My research interests focus on the affects of concussions of gait and I look forward to moving forward with a relevant study. I enjoy volunteering in my spare time as well as dabbling in photography, traveling, reading, and being outdoors.
I'm from Green Bay, Wisconsin and am looking to pursue a major in Neuroscience and Spanish I became involved in Kristen's lab through the Undergraduate Research Scholars program when I was searching for out of class learning opportunities. I look forward to a career where I can work with children and adults.