Faculty Director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research; Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Brigid Carroll Casellini holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of New Hampshire and a graduate certificate in publishing and communications from Harvard University. She has worked for several magazine and book publishers in the greater Boston area and has been a senior editor of Inquiry since 2005. She resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.
Erin Trainer holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in teaching secondary English, both from the University of New Hampshire. Her career for the past twenty years has included teaching English and working in publishing in a variety of fields, including medical and science, education, and the humanities. She has been an editor for Inquiry since 2016. Erin lives in Kittery, Maine with her husband and two children.
“Inquiry is unique in that it covers a variety of topics,” says Molly Boodey, who joined the editorial board in 2016. She felt that being an editor would be a great way to learn about what fellow students at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are doing around campus and the world at large. Molly is from Barrington, New Hampshire. She will graduate in 2020 with a mathematics major, and is considering psychology as a minor. Molly is a member of the University Honors Program and is a Hamel Scholar. She works for the UNH Bookstore and also writes questions for the New Hampshire seacoast’s high school math meets. In her free time, Molly enjoys studying logic, going to hockey games, and reading. She plans to attend graduate school and perhaps become a teacher. “I may work towards a PhD,” she said, “or I might get a master’s degree and then seek a job where I can use mathematics in some capacity on a daily basis.” Of mathematics she says, “It is a fascinating and diverse field which is quickly becoming one of the most important areas of study in today’s world.”
Emma Clarke, from Rochester, New Hampshire, is a physics major and applied math minor who has a passion for research. She is a Hamel Scholar and University Honors Program student, and research opportunities are part of what brought her to the University of New Hampshire (UNH). After graduating in 2019, Emma’s goals include obtaining her PhD in physics and a research career in astrophysics and cosmology. She was awarded a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant in 2016, and in summer 2018 will take her research abroad to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore, India with an International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) grant. Emma is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Society of Physics Students (SPS), and the math honor society Pi Mu Epsilon. She is a competitive figure skater and helps plan various skating events at UNH. She has enjoyed the opportunity to edit for Inquiry for the past two years, as it has allowed her to learn about much of the intriguing research that is happening at UNH while also making that research accessible to a wider audience
A University Honors sophomore from Nashua, New Hampshire, Rory O’Neil is an ambitious student with a variety of interests. Currently pursuing a dual major in political science and international affairs, Rory is also working toward minors in security studies and middle eastern studies. She was originally attracted to the University of New Hampshire for its many research opportunities, and has since taken advantage of these opportunities through participation in the Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) in summer 2017. Through writing for Inquiry about her REAP experience, Rory became interested in the editing process and joined the journal as an editor. When looking to the future Rory is interested in conducting research in Jordan, working in the government on policy and intelligence analysis, and attending graduate school.
Bridget Peterson is an ambitious junior from the small beach town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. She is a journalism and broadcasting major and is working toward a double major in neuroscience. Also minoring in Spanish, Bridget aspires to become fluent in the language and live in a Spanish-speaking country for a full year. Outside of academics, Bridget enjoys outdoor activities and is passionate about music. You can find her singing, playing guitar, and even a little piano in her free time. Her interest in technical writing led Bridget to join the Inquiry editorial team in fall 2017. She hopes that her experience as a student editor will be a stepping-stone toward her future goal of publishing at least five articles of her own.