Luka Yancopoulos is from Yorktown Heights, New York. He entered VIPER with the intent to major in Bioengineering and Earth and Environmental Science. Luka always has been interested in the environment: his work with Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve Research in Belize after his sophomore year in high school taught him about the rapid environmental impacts that fossil fuel use has been having on marine populations and ocean water quality.
Bhaskar Abhiraman is from New Canaan, Connecticut, where he graduated from New Canaan High School. He developed a love for scientific research when he studied select genes in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii at Einstein College of Medicine.
Emma Glasser is from Princeton, New Jersey, and graduated from Princeton High School. She plans on studying Materials Science and Engineering and Earth and Environmental Science.
Ben is an inventor!