Meet Our Leadership Board

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Madelyn Leembruggen

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Caroline Martin

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Taylor Contreras

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Madelyn Leembruggen

President

PhD student in Physics - Harvard University

Astro/Physics, B.S. and Math, B.A. -

University of Cincinnati, 2018

Interested in:

physics, education, coffee, and cheese

 

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Taylor Contreras

Vice President, Director of Media

PhD student in Physics - Harvard University

Physics, B.S. - University of Oregon, 2018

Interested in:

particle physics, art, and video games

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Caroline Martin

Lead Writer

PhD student in Applied Physics - Harvard University

Physics and English, B.A. - Wellesley College, 2018

Interested in:

Jane Austen novels, trivia,

and the physics of self-assembly

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Katherine Fraser

Administrator of the Board

PhD student in Physics - Harvard University

Physics and Math, A.B. and Physics, A.M. -

Harvard University, 2018

Interested in:

physics, math, fantasy books, and dogs

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Ella King

Director of Outreach

PhD student in Physics - Harvard University

Physics, B.S. - Stanford University, 2018

Interested in:

soft matter physics, drumming, crocheting,

and hiking

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Justina Yang

Treasurer of the Board

PhD student in Physics - Harvard University

Physics, A.M. - Harvard University, 2021

Physics, B.S. - Mass. Institute of Technology, 2019

Interested in:

cosmology and astrophysics, teaching, cooking,

and martial arts

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Meet Our Contributors

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Lindsey Oberhelman
Lindsey Oberhelman

Astrophysics and Data Science, M.S. - Leiden University, 2021 Physics, B.S. - University of Oregon, 2018 Interested in: physics, accessible education, bayesian statistics, art and design, gaming, hiking.

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Manasvi Verma
Manasvi Verma

PhD student in Biological & Biomedical Sciences – Harvard University Biology, B.A. – Washington University in St. Louis, 2020 Interested in: microbiomes, coffee shops, traveling, feminist writing & chocolate!

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Dr. Salvador Rosauro-Alcaraz
Dr. Salvador Rosauro-Alcaraz

Postdoctoral Scholar - Irène Joliot Curie Lab, Orsay PhD, Theoretical Physics - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, Msc. - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017 Physics, B. S. - Universitat de València, 2016 Interested in: art, cinema, music, padel, photography, pottery, running, yoga

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Lindsey Oberhelman
Lindsey Oberhelman

Astrophysics and Data Science, M.S. - Leiden University, 2021 Physics, B.S. - University of Oregon, 2018 Interested in: physics, accessible education, bayesian statistics, art and design, gaming, hiking.

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Lindsey Oberhelman

Lindsey Oberhelman

Astrophysics and Data Science, M.S. - Leiden University, 2021 Physics, B.S. - University of Oregon, 2018 Interested in: physics, accessible education, bayesian statistics, art and design, gaming, hiking.

Manasvi Verma

Manasvi Verma

PhD student in Biological & Biomedical Sciences – Harvard University Biology, B.A. – Washington University in St. Louis, 2020 Interested in: microbiomes, coffee shops, traveling, feminist writing & chocolate!

Ashley Cavanagh

Ashley Cavanagh

PhD student in Applied Physics - Harvard University Physics, B.A. - Mount Holyoke College, 2019 Interested in: condensed matter physics, education, queer novels, and biking

Yanting Teng

Yanting Teng

PhD student in Physics - Harvard University Engineering Physics, B.S. - University of Illinois, 2017 Interested in: condensed matter physics, rock climbing, calisthenics, nature documentaries.

Sachi Weerasooriya

Sachi Weerasooriya

PhD student in Physics (Computational Astrophysics) - Texas Christian University Physics, MSc. - Texas Christian University, 2020 Physics, Mathematics, B.S. - Midwestern State University, 2018 Interested in: Semi-Analytic Modeling, Astrophysics, oil painting, digital illustrations, dancing, cooking, traveling

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

Physics & Astrophysics, B.S. - University of Cincinnati Interested in: cosmology, statistics, astrophysics, sign language, hiking, & rock climbing

Jovana Andrejevic

Jovana Andrejevic

PhD student in Applied Physics - Harvard University Engineering Physics, B.S. - Cornell University, 2016 Interested in: physics-based simulation, teaching, art and illustration, crocheting

Weilu Shen

Weilu Shen

PhD student in Applied Physics - Harvard University Physics, B.S. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2016 Interested in: biophysics, painting, music (violin), and baking

Nicole Naporano

Nicole Naporano

Physics/Astrophysics B.S, Mathematics B.A. - University of Cincinnati 2021 Research assistant - Machine learning for neutrino classification, in collaboration with DUNE Interested in: quantum consciousness, tutoring, accessibility advocacy, mental health, intersectional feminism, poetry, creative nonfiction, 2D art, and yoga

Rachel Glanton

Rachel Glanton

Master of Architecture Student - Clemson University Physics, B.S. and Russian, B.A. - Florida State University, 2019 Interested in: education, culture & history, puzzles, design

Jackie Lodman

Jackie Lodman

PhD student in Theoretical Physics - Harvard University Physics, BS. - California Institute of Technology, 2020 Interested in: High energy phenomenology, cosmology, animal rescue, Pokemon

Cayla Dedrick

Cayla Dedrick

PhD student in Astronomy & Astrophysics - Penn State University Astrophysics, B.S. - California Institute of Technology, 2020 Interested in: exoplanets, telescope operations, cross-stitch, rock climbing, watching Netflix with my cat Twitter: @CaylaDedrick

Salvador Rosauro-Alcaraz

Salvador Rosauro-Alcaraz

PhD student in Theoretical Physics - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, Msc. - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017 Physics, B. S. - Universitat de València, 2016 Interested in: art, cinema, music, padel, photography, pottery, running, yoga

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