“Meet the 186 South College Team!

A Little About Our Editors…

Lauren Mottel ’23

Lauren Mottel is a Biomedical Engineering major from Hockessin, DE. She has a wide breadth of interests, such as astronomy, film, poetry, photography, traveling, and mythology. On campus, Lauren is involved in several RSOs, like the Society of Women Engineers, Club Swimming, and Assistive Medical Technologies. During her time at UD, she hopes to study abroad and to pursue each avenue of her interests to the best of her ability. Some of Lauren’s favorite things include the MCU, iced coffee, ramen, Game of Thrones, and movie awards season. You’ll often spot her at the pool, in her room watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or in line at Einstein Bagels at the ISE Lab.

Felicia Seybold ’23

Felicia is a Senior Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major from Dover, Delaware.
She loves reading and writing as much as she loves macromolecules, so she also has an
English minor. As a professional hobby collector, she loves making most forms of arts and
crafts, reads copious sci-fi and fantasy novels, and is currently learning how to play guitar. Most
of her days she is completing her upper level practicum classes in laboratories on and off
campus, but she can occasionally be found at the Stomping Grounds cafe in Trabant fueling her
coffee addiction.

A Little About Our Writers…

Chris Hope ’23

Chris is a senior double majoring in Linguistics and Three Languages. He has written for 186 South College since his first semester, and is excited to see this last year play out! He is also involved in other groups on campus, namely HTAC and WVUD.

Alex Stone ’23

Alex is a senior Biological Sciences major from Woodbine, Maryland. She is minoring in Spanish for Healthcare and has a passion for languages. Aside from writing for 186 South College and managing the social media for the blog on the Honors Instagram, (@ud_honors), she spends her time as an “English as a Second Language” tutor and as a Writing Fellow. In her free time you can find her reading, cooking, or watching the Great British Baking Show—a show that will always make her smile!


Nadya Ellerhorst ’24

 Nadya is a sophomore from the mystical land of Cincinnati, Ohio, double-majoring in International Relations and Russian Studies with minors in Journalism and Museum Studies. After a year of attending a Mid-Atlantic university from the comfort of her Midwestern home, she is beyond excited to contribute to 186 South College while on campus. Aside from writing for the blog, she is the Managing Arts and Culture Editor for The Review, a Delaware Diplomat, an iBuddy mentor, an Executive Board Member of Russian Club at UD, and an intern at Sister Cities of Wilmington, Delaware. When she’s not attempting to meet her various academic and extracurricular obligations, Nadya enjoys watching films with “Fresh” ratings on Rotten Tomatoes (and those without), getting lost in art museums, and indulging in excessive amounts of bubble tea.

Yamini Vyas ’24

Yamini is a freshman MIS major from Wilmington, Delaware. On campus, she is involved in Women in Business, the Indian Student Association, Active Minds, and the Accounting Students Association. In her free time, she likes to re-watch shows like Friends and New Girl, spend time with her friends and family, and write random excerpts regarding just about anything that comes to mind. If nothing else, an important take-away from this bio is that she has a deep love for all kinds of pastas and noodles.

Raktim Basu ’24

Raktim is from balmy Chester Springs, PA, with a major in the oh-so-longly-named Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Biotech for the sane) and minors in Biochemistry and Global Studies! Raktim is involved in a variety of RSOs, the most notable ones being RSA (Resident Student Association), HENS (Honors Engaging in Neighborhood Service), and Galadrim and Critical Failure, UD’s tabletop roleplaying clubs! If he’s not looking at weirdly shaped organic molecules, he’s probably shuffling his Magic deck for the next duel of Commander, sharpening his pencil for the next game of D&D, or taking a nice walk around campus!

Grace Kearns ’25

Grace is a sophomore Honors student from Pittsburgh, PA. She is majoring in Media Communication and is pursuing a minor in Journalism. Outside of class, Grace is a member of the MelUDees a Capella group, a Community Engagement Scholar, and is a sports media intern with Hens All-Access. She loves baking, watching New Girl, and trying new restaurants around Newark with her friends.

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