Fellow:Kevin Marc Dioneda
Kevin Marc Dioneda is a University Innovation Fellows candidate. He majors in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a minor concentration in Spanish, at the University of New Hampshire. He is involved with the community service organization Alpha Phi Omega and the United Asian Coalition. He is passionate about lending a hand to any person in need and will go out of his way to give it, and thus finds fulfillment in his current occupation as a Licensed Nurse Aide.
Presently, Kevin Marc works in the Cheryl Andam lab at UNH, on a research project that explores the lineages, and diversity, of species of Streptomyces bacteria—a source of a significant portion of antibiotics—which will shed light on the effect of human activity on microbial ecosystems. He will also be working on a project with Dr. Jorge Abril Sanchez to examine historical documents in Spanish and seek insight on the relevant events culminating into the discovery of the Philippines in the 16th century.
On his off-days, Kevin Marc enjoys drawing, writing and watching international movies and television series, and is prone to random bursts of singing and/or dancing. Purchasing cheap, second-hand books from thrift stores and online is one of his personal indulgences, which already borders on addiction.