SISRM Staff

Jamie Gentry (she/her)

Jamie Gentry (she/her)

Senior Program Manager

Jamie manages the operations of SISRM including the coordination of its courses, development and execution of its summer workshop programming, execution of the RA program, development of its external partnerships, and oversight of all communications. Prior to joining the Summer Institute, she worked at the UChicago Center for Latin American Studies as its student affairs coordinator. Jamie holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago (AM ’11) and a BA in Spanish  from Kansas State University. In addition to her passion for student-focused services, Jamie is an active gardener, reader, and volunteer chef at a local community kitchen.

María del Pilar Ferreira (she/her)

María del Pilar Ferreira (she/her)

Program Coordinator

María collaborates with SISRM faculty, students, and staff to organize and develop SISRM’s courses and workshops,  and works closely with Paul and Jamie to support all aspects of the RA program. Prior to joining the Summer Institute, she graduated from the University of Chicago’s  Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) (AM ´22) with a concentration in History. She completed her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College where she majored in International Studies and History. In her free time, María enjoys playing and watching soccer, listening to Harry Styles, and spending time with her friends cooking Paraguayan food.

Communications Assistants

Connie Chen (she/her)

Connie Chen (she/her)

Communications and Programming Assistant

As Communications and Programming Assistant, Connie supports the development and execution of the programming for students in the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods, creates original content for the SISRM newsletter and the SISRM annual report, and supports the development of ongoing relationships between SISRM and units across campus.

Connie is a fourth-year student in the College; she is pre-med and majors in Germanic Studies. Outside of coursework, Connie enjoys photography, baking, and video games. She is a responder with UCEMS and also works as a student researcher in a lab.

Jaden Rismay (he/his)

Jaden Rismay (he/his)

Communications and Programming Assistant

As Communications and Programming Assistant, Jaden supports the development and execution of the programming for students in the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods, creates original content for the SISRM newsletter and the SISRM annual report, and supports the development of ongoing relationships between SISRM and units across campus. Jaden is a fourth-year Economics major.