International Students Day

This Saturday, November 17, is International Students Day! CURes wants to highlight the amazing work done by our undergraduate independent research and work study students as they continue to play vital roles in a range of projects. Currently, 15 LMU students are involved in at least one CURes project! You can learn about all of our current and past student researchers on our website.

Davenport at a recent CURes crow banding field day

Rebecca Davenport

Sophomore, Biology Major

Silver Lake Reservoir Social Surveys

Fun Fact: Two summers ago, Rebecca traveled to India for a wildlife conservation, high school travel program, where she worked with rescue Indian elephants and dancing bears.

LMU Involvements: employee at William Hannon Library Circulation Desk, member of LMU Novel Idea Book Club, attempting to start an LMU Rock Climbing Club

“CURes has not only introduced me to wildlife and environmental research, but has also given me the opportunity to develop my own research ideas through teamwork and mentorship.”


Liam Chamberlin

Sophomore, Screenwriting Major

Media Intern

“Working at CURes has transformed my college experience. It has not only provided me many scholarly and professional opportunities, but also a community of driven peers who I hope to work with after graduation.”


Reilly Grzywacz

Freshman, Environmental Studies Major

Silver Lake Reservoir Social Surveys

Fun Fact: Reilly hiked to the base camp of Mt. Everest this past April

LMU Involvements: Garden coordinator for ECO Students club and member of the Outdoors club

“The data we’re collecting has a lot of potential to do a lot of good in the community, which makes working here that much more meaningful.”


Infantino (right) with DeLisa Madere, also part of the Long Beach project, working at the GNG Green Earth Film Festival in October.

Nicole Infantino

Junior, Biology Major

Coyote Assessment in Long Beach

Fun Fact: Nicole can tap dance

LMU Involvements: Sursum Corda Service Organization, University Honors Program, Just for Clicks Tap Dance Club, Campus Tour Guide, Seaver Liaison, Psychology research with Dr. Okada

“I have been involved with CURes since my freshman year. It has been an enriching experience.”