After a very successful 2018-2019 year for our chapter and for our officers, Graduate Women in Science 2019-2020 is asking you to vote for your new officers for the upcoming year. A few familiar faces that love contributing to GWIS and a few new faces who will definitely enjoy their time as officers. To know more about the descriptions for each of the positions, please click here. LAST DATE TO CAST YOUR VOTE IS JUNE 6, 2019.
You can read about each of the nominees for officer positions below and vote for the officers by navigating to the bottom of this page, or by clicking here.
Running for President: Kony Chatterjee
I’m currently a PhD student in the Fiber and Polymer Science program at NC State University, and a Textile engineer by training. I grew up in India and combine the unique experiences of being a woman and immigrant in engineering. Serving as a GWIS officer has been a privilege for me, and as President for the 2018-19 year I spearheaded the establishment of the Dr. Jennifer Leigh Ingram Travel Award and the endowment fund for GWIS-RT. I would love to continue contributing to GWIS-RT as President!
Running for Vice-President: Jessica Wilson
I was introduced to the Research Triangle Chapter of GWIS by my coworker. I graduated last December from East Carolina University with a Masters in Biology with a concentration in Cell Biology. While in Greenville, I was involved in activities of the Eastern NC Chapter of GWIS. I really would like to become more involved in GWIS and I believe this would be the perfect opportunity. I am very well organized, attentive, and efficient.
Running for Secretary: Jordan Tabor
I am a third year PhD student at North Carolina State University. My background is in Textile Engineering and I am currently working on my PhD in Fiber Polymer Science. I enjoy science outreach, volunteering, and networking with others in the STEM community.
Running for Treasurer: Rita Tejada Vaprio
I am currently a PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University, having received both BS and MS from University of Arkansas. Previously I have served as Session Chair at the regional conference of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Treasurer (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), Project leader (Make a Difference Day),among others. I look forward to the opportunity to give back to the Research Triangle community through STEM outreach and make an impact.
Running for Membership Secretary: Nyssa Tucker
I am a post-bacc trainee at the EPA developing an in-vitro model of fatty liver for toxicity screening. My personal science interest is in cognitive science as it approaches the gap between philosophy and empirical research. Currently I am making a short list of PhD programs (most in the area) to apply for during this coming acceptance cycle. I hope to contribute my enthusiasm for science outreach and science communication to this group in the coming year.
Running for Collaborations Coordinator: Laetitia Meyrueix
Current PhD student in Nutrition at UNC. Passionate about science communication, outreach and community advocacy. Involved in many graduate student efforts at my own university and looking to use my skill sets in the local community.