SciFund Update


We are now on DAY 15 of the SCIFUND CHALLLEEENNNGEEE! Time has been passing by so quickly, but I’ve had so many people generously continue to contribute and support my research, and it’s really been a wonderful experience getting to share my research with everyone and seeing such a positive response to it!


After the past 2 weeks, I have even MORE thank-yous to give out to all the wonderful people who have “fueled” my project!

Thank you to my fellow “SciFunders,” Claudia Makeyev and Lindsey Carr, who like myself, have projects that are SUPER interesting and need help with funding! They were nice enough to donate some of their own money to my research…how AWESOME is that?!? That just goes to show how much of a “family” scientists can be because we love supporting each other. Check out Claudia’s research here: and check out Lindsey’s research here: Both women do AWESOME research, so you should definitely check them out!

Another thank you goes out to my big “sis”Melanie Shear for supporting me just like always! You are the best!

Thank you to Scott Hubley, a friend of my mom’s for donating to my research, it is really appreciated!

A BIG thank you goes out to my wonderfully supportive boyfriend, Andrew Johnson, for contributing to my research and sharing it with all his friends and family. He’s always been my number one fan and the first to help me whenever I need it in the lab. He always encourages me to catch my dreams and not to let anything stop me! He’s the best boyfriend a girl could ever hope or ask for!

Another BIG thank you goes out to my boyfriend’s sister-in-law, Rhea Johnson, who’s been like a sister to me, as well! She is the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet and is always curious to hear about what I’m doing in the lab. She is awesome!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to my old college roomie, Hannah Lewis, for donating to my project. It’s good to know that after all the years, you can still count on old friendships! 🙂

A GINORMOUS thank you goes out to my very best friend, Erin Godwin, who must have donated her life savings to my project! We’ve been friends for years, and although there have been many miles between us over the past couple, we’ve still managed to remain close and support each other’s endeavors. Thanks Muffy! 🙂


Again, I am so amazed by all the old and new names that are popping up and contributing their time and money to my research. It really means so much to me to know I have so many supporters out there! You guys are the best! 🙂

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