Jana Lovell

2011 Senior Advisor, 2010 Co-Director

Jana Lovell is currently an undergraduate senior majoring in Cell Biology and Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She has worked with the University of Maryland InnoWorks program since the summer of 2008. She first volunteered with the program as a mentor and thoroughly enjoyed working with her students.

During the 2008-2009 school year, she volunteered as a Deputy Director and then became Co-Director for the 2009-2010 program.

She is also involved with scientific research on the UMD campus through the Gemstone Undergraduate Research Program. In 2009, she was awarded a Howard Hughes’ Research Fellowship to continue her independent research involving the recovery of vision following monocular deprivation. As well, she is currently working with the Peer Mentor program with her college, helping students acclimate to college life and teaching freshman students in an introductory university course. Following graduation from UMD, Jana will participate in a post-baccalaureate research program at the National Institutes of Health. She is currently applying to medical schools for Fall 2012.

When she first volunteered as mentor three summers ago, she was amazed by how much her students’ interest in science grew throughout the camp. Since that first camp, she became motivated to further improve and enrich each student’s experience in the ensuing years. After co-directing an extremely successful and fun program in 2010 with Maria Chang, she looks forward to making the 2011 program even better!

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards