Supplemental Instruction at WVU
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Amber Lindsey

Major: Biology
Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

I am currently studying Biology at WVU and have been on the President’s List and my college’s Dean’s List. Chemistry is one of my favorite areas of study; I am particularly fascinated by organic reactions. In my spare time, I volunteer in the community and spend time with family. I also enjoy reading and playing the piano.   


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Dennis Rabinovich

Major: Biology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

I am from Pittsburgh,PA and am a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Biology with aspirations to attend dental school and specialize in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery . I enjoy chemistry because everything we do involves chemistry and I hope to spread my understanding of the subject matter to my fellow peers. Not only am I involved in PLTL, but I tutor the WVU student athletes and will be working in Dr. Fabien Goulay’s research laboratory.Outside of school, I enjoy working out and also enjoy watching and cheering on my favorite sport teams, the Steelers and Penguins.   


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Olivia Dodd

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Charleston, WV

I was salutatorian of my graduating high school class in Charleston, WV. I participated in sports in school and still enjoy running. I am majoring in chemistry and motoring in forensics and would like to be a forensic analyst once graduated.    


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Katherine DeRoos

Major: Immunology & Medical Microbiology
Hometown: Fairmont, WV

I graduated as a homeschooled senior in Fairmont, WV. I am sophomore pursuing Immunology & Medical Microbiology, and a member of the Presidential Honors Program. I have plans to go to medical school and specialize in pediatric cardiology. I also enjoy volunteering in the pediatric wing at Ruby Memorial Hospital, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing.    


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Christine Doepker

Major: Biology/Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Short Gap, WV

I graduated third in my class at Frankfort High School in Short Gap, WV. I plan on attending Medical School where I aim to work with children. I received the CRC Press Freshman Achievement Award in 2014 for a perfect score on the Chem 115 Final and have made the President’s list for both my semesters at WVU. I am Treasurer of the Pre-Medical club, volunteer at Ruby Memorial Hospital, and a member of the MED Life Chapter at WVU. In the summer I am a camp counselor at Mercersburg Adventure Camp and spend my downtime hanging with friends in hammocks or around a campfire.    


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Hebah Kassar

Major: Biology
Hometown: Morgantown, WV

I graduated Morgantown Highschool in 2014. I major in biology and plan to attend dental school post-graduation. I am a WVU Presidential Scholar and a part of the WVU Helvetia honorary.I enjoy the sciences, music, dance, art, and biking.    



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Mary Coleman

Major: Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Hometown: Wheeling, WV

I’m originally from Wheeling, WV and graduated from Wheeling Park High School. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Animal and Nutritional Sciences with plans to apply to Veterinary school next year. I truly love having to think and problem solve and I’m always up for a challenge, which is probably part of the reason I found myself enjoying the sciences so much. I’m an avid equestrian and also love every minute of my job working at a vet clinic and enjoy volunteering my time at the animal shelter and local spay/neuter voucher program.   



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Jessica Carls

Major: Biology
Hometown: Ridgeley, WV

I am a sophomore biology major here at WVU. I plan on becoming an Optometrist or PA. I was awarded the John H Strohl Chemistry 110 award for the highest grade in all sections and have made President’s and Dean’s list my freshmen year. In my free time, I volunteer at the local animal shelter.    


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Jessica Arvon

Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Charleston, WV

I went to George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia. I am a sophomore Biochemistry major on the ACS track. Chemistry is by far my favorite subject, and I look forward to helping you with it! In addition to being a PLTL leader, I am also a teaching assistant for Biology 115, and instruct a freshman orientation class for honors students. Outside of class I love to ski and watch Netflix.    



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Claire Struebing

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

I graduated from Martinsburg High School in 2015. I am currently studying Chemistry and plan on pursuing a doctoral degree post-graduation. Dance is a passion of mine and I enjoy meeting new people and spending time with friends. I hope to help people realize that they are capable of succeeding in their Chemistry classes.    


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Sydney Giles

Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Oak Hill, WV

I grew up in the military and moved around throughout most of my life before settling in my parents’ hometown of Oak Hill. I was born in Turkey and also lived in Guam and England. I very much enjoy calculus and chemistry. I am currently a mathematics major, though I am considering double majoring in mathematics and chemistry.    


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Allison Schroeder

Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Dayton, OH

I am from Dayton, OH and graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School. I am currently pursuing a BS in Chemistry. I plan to go to grad school to become a Material Scientist. I have a strong passion for Chemistry and love doing problems for fun. Also, I am on the WVU softball team. I’m very outgoing and easy to get along with, so come with questions because I’m here to help! 😊    


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Steven Wu

Major: Biology
Hometown: Morgantown, WV

I am from right here in Morgantown and graduated from Morgantown High School. I am currently majoring in Biology and have goals of going to medical school and becoming a doctor. For me I believe Chemistry has several fantastic components. In addition to enhancing problem solving, it also forms a basis for explanation of how everything functions. Hobbies of mine include tennis, basketball, ping pong, and video games. A quirky fact about me is that while I write with my right hand, I play sports with my left hand.    


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Bo Allen

Major: Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Austin, TX

I am a non-traditional student and currently a microbiology major here at WVU. Originally from Texas, I was a Lieutenant with the Austin Fire Department for 14 years before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. I plan on matriculating to medical school in 2017-18 with the end goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Prior to my career in the fire department, I attended Baylor University and played football for the Bears. Additionally, I played in a semi-professional football league until 2012. When I am not studying, I spend most of my time hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. I look forward to helping each of you achieve success in your chemistry class!