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Meet the Grant Proposal Team

Meet the College of Life Sciences' New Grant Proposal team! Janee Livingston, McKay Shumway, and Tate Wilson all have made valuable contributions to the College and are ready to continue making an impact! Read more about them below.

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Janee Livingston


Past: Livingston has a diverse background. She’s had a lot of fun as an entrepreneur, working in the publishing realm, content creation/filmmaking, and non-profit arena. A little-known fact about Janee is she owns a small international publishing house which enables her to travel a lot.

Plans: Livingston has been to Europe, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Asia, South America, Central America, and every state in the US. Her publishing house will take her this semester to Iceland and Southeast Asia.

Pastimes: Her true love is writing, and she doesn’t care what she writes. Livingston said if you want to incentivize her to help you first, she likes steak.

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McKay Shumway

Past: For the past year, Shumway has been working with a group of students to develop more accurate diagnostic tests for male infertility while being a full-time student.

Plans: Shumway completes his bachelor's degree in Cell Biology and Physiology in December of 2022 and plans to attend graduate school soon after. He hopes to play an important role in the future of medicine by becoming a genetic counselor, specifically working in reproductive genetics.

Pastimes: When not on campus Shumway enjoys playing sports, reading mystery novels, and attempting to grow a decent garden. Shumway has become a funding search guru and cannot wait to help in all things funding searches.

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Tate Wilson

Past: Tate completes his bachelor’s degree in International Relations in December of 2022. He is a full-time BYU student, volunteer tutor, and French translator. For the past two semesters, Tate has been completing a working internship with a prestigious law firm in Utah County while also working with the College of Life Sciences as a grant proposal specialist.

Plans: He is preparing to take the LSAT as he plans to apply to law schools throughout the US in the fall of 2023. Tate has prepared and submitted proposals in Kuali, research.gov, and Fastlane to many federal and local funders.

Pastimes: Tate’s specialty is managing all things Kuali for faculty members as well as creating budgets and budget justifications.