We're excited to meet and work with you over this summer. Meet the team who will be running CUBE and providing support.


Melissa Eblen-Zayas
Melissa Eblen-Zayas Profile
Director, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching
Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning
Professor of Physics

Melissa is a faculty member in the physics & astronomy department and the instructor for CUBE. She is excited to get to know members of the Class of 2023 before they arrive on campus in September. Feel free to contact Melissa by e-mail or by phone if you want to chat about any aspect of the program.

Marty Baylor
Marty Baylor Profile
Associate Professor of Physics
Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez Profile
Associate Professor of Biology
Off Campus: Fall 2019 through Winter 2020
Julia Strand
Julia Strand Profile
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Aaron Swoboda
Aaron Swoboda ’01 Profile
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Economics


Alex Cardenas '20
Alex Cardenas ’20 Profile

Alex will be a Junior Psychology Major starting next academic year.  He is from Los Angeles, California, and he loves the change of weather here at Carleton.  In the Fall, he will be studying abroad with Professor Ken Abrams in Prague learning about Cross-Cultural Psychopathology. Alex participates in Mock Trial, Club Tennis, and the Coalition of Hmong Students.

Liz Ramirez
Lizbeth Ramirez Gaytan ’21 Profile
Cloris Zhang
Cloris Zhang ’21 Profile
Alex Zhai
Alex Zhai ’20 Profile

Alex is a rising junior Biology major. She is a lover of books, poetry, and languages. She just came back from an off-campus program in Kyoto where she studied with faculties from Carleton and Doshisha University about the structure and writing system of Japanese. Faculty Club and the Libe are her favourite places to hang out on campus. Ask Alex about fountain pens, Mary Oliver, and Cat Cafes in Japan. In Carleton, you can find her in Aikido Club, Japanese Circle, and OIIL.