Schedule of upcoming thesis defenses for Fañomnåkan 2024

Schedule of upcoming thesis defenses for Fañomnåkan 2024

Schedule of upcoming thesis defenses for Fañomnåkan 2024


Fañomnåkan 2024 Thesis Defenses

The candidates for master's degrees in Fañomnåkan 2024 will be presenting their thesis defenses at the following times. 





Thesis Title


Location / Zoom Link


12:00 p.m.

Milica Lepojevic (dba Millie Nice)

M.S. Clinical Psychology

Developing Protocol for Time-Limited Self-directed Parts Theraphy

Dr. Marshaley Baquiano

CLASS Dean's Office Conference Room, HSS Bldg. 


05:00 p.m.

Caylin McCormick

M.S. Environmental Science

Accessing and Mitigating Human, Pet, and Other Nontarget Species Exposure to Acetaminophen used for Brown Treesnake Control in Residential Areas Before and After a Major Typhoon

Dr. Ross Miller

ALS Bldg., Room 202 or  


03:30 p.m.

Deborah Chun

M.S. Biology

Quantification of Cyanotoxins in Guam Drinking Water Source

Dr. Laura Biggs

Science Bldg., Room SC101 or 


10:00 a.m.

Christiana Quichocho Palacios

M.A. English

Navigating Through Place: A Literary Analysis of a Mother from Two Islands

Dr. Clarisa Quan

EC Bldg., Conference Room or 


03:00 p.m.

Vinessa Dueñas

M.A. Micronesian Studies

Gifts from the “Old People:” Awakening Traditional Knowledge, a Dissent to Destiny

Dr. Michael Clement

CLASS Dean's Conference Room or 


09:30 a.m.

Jonae Sayama

M.S. Biology

Pollen Identification in Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Apiaries on Guam Using DNA Metabarcoding

Dr. Ross Miller

via Zoom 


11:00 a.m.

Elaine C. de Leon

M.S. Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Pacific Islands Cohort on Cardiometabolic Health - Para Famalo'an Lina'la Un' Sabes (PICCAH-PLUS) on Breast Cancer Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study in Guam

Dr. Tanisha Aflague

ALS Bldg., Room 202 or 


03:00 p.m.

Grace Jackson

M.S. Biology

A Phylogenetic Investigation of Branching Lithophyllum species (Rhodophyta) in the Mariana and the Society Island

Dr. Tom Schills

UOG Marine Lab Room 205