Current Leadership

Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White

President

Elizabeth is a third year in the Biophysical Sciences graduate program. She studies intracellular dynamics, combining cell biology, microscopy, and machine learning in an interdisciplinary project. Outside of lab, Elizabeth enjoys taking advantage of everything Chicago has to offer, especially musical events. Elizabeth is excited to bring all types of fun and exciting events to the PSD-SC community.

 

eldwhite@uchicago.edu

Megan Barnett

Megan Barnett

Secretary

Megan is a second year student in the Geophysical Sciences department. She studies the formation and subsequent evolution of icy satellites/moons of giant planets in both our solar system and extrasolar systems. Outside of the lab, Megan spends her time relaxing with friends, playing in the PSD softball summer league, and playing with her cats. Megan is really excited to bring fun and inclusive events to their entirety of the PSD!  

meganbarnett@uchicago.edu

Huanqing Chen

Huanqing Chen

Treasurer

Huanqing is a fourth year graduate student in Astronomy&Astrophysics program. She studies galaxy formation and inter-galactic medium using computer simulations. Apart from doing research, she is also enthusiastic about sports. She does triathlons and plays in the ice hockey league. She runs with her dog every day too. Huanqing also loves to go to various events in Chicago, and is excited about helping students in the PSD get affordable tickets to all kind of fun events.  

hqchen@uchicago.edu

Board Election Process

The committee is made up of PSD student volunteers and all PSD students are encouraged to participate. A board (president, treasurer, secretary) is elected in autumn and serves a term from January to December. The committee meets at least once per quarter to approve proposed events, and discuss committee proceedings.

Solicitations are made in autumn for nominees to apply and submit a short bio. Elections are held online, anonymously, in tandem with Graduate Council elections. If you have further questions about getting involved, please contact us.

Previous Leadership

Spring 2018 – Winter 2019

Airi Kawamura, President
Laura Watkins, Secretary
Sarah Zinn, Treasurer

Winter 2018

Airi Kawamura, President
Richard Mazuski, Secretary
Ryan Wood, Treasurer

2017

Rhys Povey, President
Darren Veit, Secretary
Becca Thompson, Treasurer

2016

Rhys Povey, President
Darren Veit, Secretary
Becca Thompson, Treasurer

2015

Sara Massey, President
Erica Sturm, Secretary
Darren Veit, Treasurer

2014

Andrew Sand, President
Robin Walters, Secretary
Zack Hund, Treasurer

2013

Charles Heffern, President
Andrew Sand, Secretary
Zack Hund, Treasurer

2012

Andreea Stuparu, President
Gaby Avila-Bront, Secretary
Raman Shah, Treasurer