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URECA Researcher of the Month: Joy Pawirosetiko

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The URECA website regularly features students’ perspectives on research and/or creative activities. This month’s student is Joy Pawirosetiko, an Honors College senior majoring in biology. She will be presenting at both the Earthstock Research Showcase on April 25 and at URECA’s poster symposium on April 30.

Since January 2013, Pawirosetiko has been working with Sharon Pochron, a lecturer in Stony Brook’s Sustainability Studies program, most recently on a project regarding The Effects of Roundup and Fertilizer on Earthworms. Last year at the annual URECA poster event, Pawirosetiko presented a poster on The Effects of Simulated Acid Rain on Earthworms. She has been involved in numerous campus activities and organizations, notably with the Commuter Student Association, Undergraduate Student Government and as a member of the Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Following graduation in May, Pawirosetiko plans to stay at Stony Brook for another year to complete a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management. She is a first generation college student who was born in Suriname and moved to the U.S. in 2001.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here for past Researchers of the Month.

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