Lindsay Yunitan has been named one the Undergraduates of the Quarter for Spring 2019.
From Portland, Oregon and an alumna of Lincoln High School, Lindsay had taken IB examinations that gave her the option to either take honors general chemistry or go straight into organic chemistry her first term at Oregon State. Although she decided to pursue the organic chemistry course, she became interested in Dr. Remcho’s work after reading through various group papers. After going to his office hours and expressing her interest, Dr. Remcho invited her to come observe a group meeting. Lindsay is now working with Dr. Remcho to develop microfluidic devices for medical diagnostics.
Lindsay explained she loves chemistry because to her, chemistry felt like the “Goldilocks of the sciences.” She described how chemistry had the best of both worlds, with the rich physical application of biology and logical mathematical structure of physics.
In addition to classes and her work in research, Lindsay worked as a peer advisor for the College of Science over the summer and is a member of the unicycle club. She also was a member of her high school marching band but after graduation, was not certain continuing would be an option in college. While touring Oregon State and first seeing Reser Stadium, she could not resist joining the band. For Lindsay, marching band became a major factor in her decision to attend Oregon State. Since then, she has earned a role as the drum major.
We are delighted to name Lindsay an Undergraduate of the Quarter for Spring 2019. After graduation, Lindsay hopes to attend medical school and work as a physician in Oregon. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and are excited to see what she accomplishes.