Cassandra Vu (President)
Alison Knasin (Treasurer)
Maura Gibbs (Communications Co-Chair)
Maura is a 3rd year in the inorganic division. She is a member of the Goldberg group, working on using transition metal complexes to do polymer dehydrogenation. Maura grew up near Swarthmore, PA and went to Oberlin College for her BA in chemistry. Outside of the lab, she enjoys going to the Clark Park farmers market, playing board games, and playing volleyball.
Sabina Maurer (Communications Co-Chair)
Sabina is a second year student in the McCallum lab, studying microbial natural product biosynthesis and biocatalysis. She graduated from Columbia University in May of 2020, having majored in biology and minored in psychology. Her favorite activities outside of lab include running around Philadelphia, baking cakes, and rowing.
Mika Maenaga (Gender Minority Events Chair)
Mika grew up in the Bay Area, California, and attended Swarthmore College where she majored in chemistry and minored in education. She is passionate about making science inclusive and accessible at all education stages. At Penn, she is currently a first-year in the inorganic division. Outside of chemistry, she enjoys playing softball, hiking, and exploring new desserts places!
Cami Berlin (GEMS Coordinator)
Cami is a third year PhD student in the Kozlowski group, studying oxidative phenol couplings towards the synthesis of natural products. She grew up in Sarasota, Florida and went to Bucknell University for her undergraduate studies. Outside of chemistry, Cami enjoys exploring new places, rowing, and Netflix!
Paris Watson (President Emeritus)
My name is Paris, and I am studying biological chemistry under Professor David Christianson. My project focuses on using x-ray crystallography to understand the inhibition and function of Histone Deacetylase enzymes. I grew up in Wellington, New Zealand where I got my Bachelors in Biomedical Science from Victoria University of Wellington. I moved to Philadelphia in fall of 2018. In my spare time I enjoy baking and oil painting.