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ESP Biography



ANNIKA ALEXANDER-OZINSKAS, Nature-loving student of earth science




Major: Earth System Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2010

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Past Classes

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S4404: How to Fall in Love in Splash Spring 2015
What is love? How do you fall in love? What is the difference between love and "in love"? What's love got to do with it? Why is Taylor Swift leaving a "blank space"? Using scientific research, sociology, and design thinking, we'll explore all of these questions! We'll be referencing a famous study by psychologist Arthur Aron, and if you like you can read more about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html. (But it is not required -- feel free to just show up!)


L4406: Green thumb farming in Splash Spring 2015
Come check out the *new* Stanford Farm! Start your own seeds, get your hands dirty, learn about growing your own food, roll in the mud if you like. Bring home a succulent garden of your very own design.


B2690: In a Pickle in Splash! Spring 2013
Ever wonder how pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut and other delicious things in jars were made? This is the class for you! We'll walk through the steps of preparing a jar full of goodness -- fruits and veggies and spices -- and you'll leave with your very own, handmade jar of pickles. In the process, you'll learn what's really going on inside that jar: the organisms and the science that create delicious fermented foods.


B2890: The Scavenge in Splash! Spring 2013
Are you interested in the organisms below your doormat and the leaf mulch in your backyard? Come hunt for the unseen secrets of your natural environment with us! We will look upside down and inside out for the normally unnoticed wonders of nature. Teams will compete to discover natural phenomenons, capture photos of biological marvels, and creative interpretations of your everyday world. Come learn with us!


L3027: Snacks! I in Splash! Spring 2013
This class will explore the many dimensions of snacking. We'll start by making (delicious) snacks, discuss the impact different types of snacks have on your body and mind, the personal and social components of snacking and how snacking culture has changed in recent years. This class will be activity and discussion based. You should come if you: 1) eat snacks 2) have friends who eat snacks 3) sometimes eat food in between meals:)


L3028: Snacks! II in Splash! Spring 2013
This class will explore the many dimensions of snacking. We'll start by making (delicious) snacks, discuss the impact different types of snacks have on your body and mind, the personal and social components of snacking and how snacking culture has changed in recent years. This class will be activity and discussion based. You should come if you: 1) eat snacks 2) have friends who eat snacks 3) sometimes eat food in between meals:)


L3029: Snacks! III in Splash! Spring 2013
This class will explore the many dimensions of snacking. We'll start by making (delicious) snacks, discuss the impact different types of snacks have on your body and mind, the personal and social components of snacking and how snacking culture has changed in recent years. This class will be activity and discussion based. You should come if you: 1) eat snacks 2) have friends who eat snacks 3) sometimes eat food in between meals:)


L2147: Fermenticious: Make your own kimchee, or pickled veggies, and learn about fermentation in action! in Splash! Spring 2012
Do you like pickles, sauerkraut, and kimchee? Want to know what the deal is with kombucha? Come to this workshop to make pickles out of assorted vegetables. We'll talk about what is happening on a molecular level while we chop veggies and fill our jars. Students can take home what they make, and wait for it to "finish" at home!


B2151: BioBlitz! Look for plants and animals around Lake Lagunita! in Splash! Spring 2012
Learn how to be a field scientist - identify plants and animals in a local ecosystem! This year Stanford's SEEDS chapter, Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability, is hosting the third annual BioBlitz. (http://www.stanford.edu/group/seeds/bioblitz.html). On April 21st, join school students and community members from all around the Bay Area, who will be out in Lake Lagunita on Stanford campus all day, documenting the life that is found there. Look under logs for the elusive and endangered California Tiger Salamander, and keep a sharp eye out for circling vultures! The data that you collect on bird species, insects, plants, reptiles and amphibians will be used to keep track of how Lake Lag is changing over time. We'll spend an hour or so in the field, and then come together to talk about what we found and how it ties into local ecology.