Andrea Steiger — President
Andrea is a fourth-year graduate student in the chemistry department working in the Pluth lab and is in her third year serving on the WGS executive board. Her thesis research focuses on designing controllable hydrogen sulfide donors for studying H2S chemical biology. Outside of lab, she enjoys running, annoying her cat, and drinking coffee
Lisa Enman is a fifth year chemistry graduate student in Shannon Boettcher’s lab. Her research is focused on heterogeneous catalysts for the water oxidation reaction, which limits the efficiency of hydrogen production via water electrolysis. When not working in the lab, she enjoys hiking, playing softball, watching football, and thrift shopping.
Michelle Sconce is a third year biology graduate student in the Guillemin Lab. Her research focuses on how microbial-secreted biomolecules impact host development, specifically within beta cells. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and watching football.
Danielle Hamann— Seminar Chair
Danielle Hamann is a 3rd year graduate student in the chemistry department working in the Dave Johnson lab. Her research focuses on studying how the nanoarchitecture and constituent layers in heterostructure influence the strucutre and electric properties. This is her first year as a UOWGS board member. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, watching cringe-worthy Hallmark movies or 90’s TV series, and binging the latest Little Mix video.
Kira Egelhofer — Funding Chair
Kira Egelhofer is a third-year graduate student of chemistry and member of the Lonergan Lab. Her research focuses on understanding charge-transport processes at the interface of the solar cell absorber and contact. Kira enjoys being in the outdoors, wine tasting, and annual Harry Potter re-readings.
Lisa Eytel — Outreach Co-Chair, Vice President
Lisa is a fourth year chemistry graduate student working on a collaborative project between the DWJ and Haley labs. She is investigating cooperativity in supramolecular probes for anion sensing. If you want to start a non-science based conversation with Lisa, ask her about her beloved Seattle Reign FC or USWNT teams. You might find Lisa skating under the name Abby WHAMblock at Emerald City Roller Derby bouts or on the slopes at Willamette Pass as a ski patroller. She prefers conversations over coffee, chocolate, or cider but can also be found chatting on ski lifts in the Cascades during the winter.
Dana Reuter — Outreach Co-Chair
Dana is a 3rd year graduate student working with Dr. Hopkins in the UO Vertebrate Paleontology lab. Her research on mammalian paleoecology focuses on paleo foodweb building, carnivoran tooth morphology, and the evolution of omnivory. When she is not nerding out over geology and ancient mammals she is getting lost in the woods, brewing beer, playing board games, and reading philosophy books.
Amanda Morris — Recorder Chair
Amanda is a fourth year human physiology graduate student working in the Neurophysiology Lab (https://christielab.uoregon.edu/). Her research focuses on neuromuscular fatigue and aging. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking and hanging out with her dog, Ryder.
Hazel Fargher — Public and Alumni Relations Chair
Hazel is a second year chemistry graduate student working on a joint project in the DWJ and Haley labs. She studies supramolecular forces in molecular probes for the detection of biologically and environmentally relevant anions. Hazel moved to Oregon from New England, and is excited to explore more of the Pacific Northwest. She likes hiking, roller skating, and reading.
Anne Fulton – JUMP Chair
Anne is a second year graduate student in Paul Wallace’s lab in the geology department. She studies the geochemical signatures of large explosive volcanic deposits to better understand how magma behaves in Earth’s crust. In her free time, she loves hiking, hunting for minerals, making jewelry, drinking beer, and snuggling with her cats.
Bri Gordon — Webmaster
Bri is a fifth year chemistry grad student in Geri Richmond’s Lab. Her research focuses on using laser spectroscopy to improve our understanding of the molecular nature of atmospherically important molecules at the air-water interface, as a model for secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. She enjoys reading, drawing, board games, tinkering, playing with lasers, and spoiling her guinea pigs.