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.
Molly Boodey, a math major from Barrington, New Hampshire decided to attend the University of New Hampshire for the atmosphere and its proximity to home. An avid reader currently working at the UNH Bookstore, Molly joined Inquiry as a student editor this year with an interest in reading the articles and supporting the publication. A member of the University Honors Program and a Hamel Scholar, Molly is involved on campus and in the community. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, where she has participated in the middle school outreach program. Molly also is involved in writing questions for the math team at her former high school, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. A first-year student still forming her plans for the future, Molly hopes to pursue a master’s degree and is currently considering a five-year master’s program for teaching.
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). She was awarded a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant in 2016, and in summer 2018 she traveled to Bangalore, India, to conduct research at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics through UNH’s International Research Opportunities Program (IROP). She contributed an article about her research on the mysterious “dark sector” of the universe to the 2019 issue of Inquiry. Emma serves as president of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), volunteers at the UNH Observatory, and is an active member of the Hamel Scholars Women-in-STEM Task Force. She is a competitive figure skater and performs at Puddle Dock Pond in Portsmouth. She has enjoyed the opportunity to edit for Inquiry for the past three 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. After graduating in spring 2019, Emma will attend Carnegie Mellon University to work on her PhD in physics.