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Meet the Class of 2018


Katie Clayback

Hi! I'm Katie Clayback and I'm a first-year student from Buffalo, NY who attended John Carroll University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Biology and minor in Philosophy. Before entering Case's Program, I was a research intern at Roswell Park Cancer Institute where I shadowed genetic counselors and completed a research project about the use of multi-gene panels in hereditary cancer syndromes. I was also a hotline advocate at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and member of the Pre-Health Honor Society and Smiles with Style at John Carroll. Outside of the program I love to hang out with my classmates, travel and relax with family!



Stephanie Gerber

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Gerber and I am a first-year student from Sheboygan, WI. I graduated from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and minors in Psychology and Spanish. During my undergraduate years, I completed fruit fly research looking at the effects of light treatments on potassium cyanide exposure in the brain. In addition, I was a member of my university's golf team and was a volunteer crisis advocate at a domestic abuse shelter. I also volunteered in a special education pre-K class and had the opportunity to shadow a few different genetic counselors in various specialties. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, watching cooking/baking shows on Food Network, and spending time with my awesome classmates!



Morgan Hnatiuk

Hi, I am Morgan Hnatiuk and I am a first year student from Grand Haven, Michigan. For my undergraduate degree, I attended the University of Michigan and earned my BS in Neuroscience. While there, I was involved in clinical research with the Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) clinic where I helped develop an interactive learning tool for families of children with DSD. I also worked as a genetic counseling assistant at the University of Michigan's Cancer Genetics clinic and was a private organic chemistry tutor. One of my favorite experiences from undergrad was the opportunity to volunteer at Ozone House as a crisis hotline counselor where I provided support to members of the community, with our center specifically offering services to youth and their families. In my free time, I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, discovering new wineries, and being outside doing anything from hiking to relaxing on the beach!



Annelise Page

Hello! My name is Annelise Page and I am a first year student born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I completed my undergraduate degree at Wittenberg University where I earned a BS in biology and a minor in psychology. During my time as an undergraduate student I volunteered at a mental health and behavioral services agency working with children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and depression. I also worked with a non-profit to foster and train puppies to become service dogs for disabled children during my senior year. I was able to shadow genetic counselors in different specialties throughout my undergraduate years in Cincinnati and Columbus. The rest of my spare time was devoted to my sorority where I held a position on the executive board for two years. When I am not thinking about how fascinating genetics is; I am watching Netflix, exploring Cleveland's many museums and breweries, or doing yoga!



Alison (Ali) Robzen

Hi, I'm Alison Robzen but just call me Ali! I am a first year student from a suburb outside of Philadelphia, PA. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and earned my BS in biology with a minor in chemistry. During my undergraduate career, I traveled to Tena, Ecuador to perform ecological research along the Napo River. Additionally, I volunteered at the Hillman Cancer Center in the biobehavioral oncology unit by surveying women about their experiences with mammography. Upon early graduation, I was able to secure a job working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I chose to further my education at Case Western due to its 3 diverse hospital systems, prestigious faculty, and location. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy exercising with classmates, finding new recipes, working on my golf game, and watching HGTV!



Amy Siemon

Hi! I'm Amy, a first year student from Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated in 2013 from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in genetics. While there, I was president of my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, worked at the student health center, and was a member of the botany/microbiology student board. In addition, I served as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault at HelpLine of Delaware County. After graduation, I stayed in Columbus to work at Battelle Memorial Institute where I researched biomedical countermeasures against pathogenic organisms. I made the choice to apply to graduate school after shadowing genetic counselors in Columbus and I could not be happier with my decision! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking and watching documentaries.

Last update on: 20th July 2017