GradSWE Committee

 
Whitney Sinclair |   GradSWE Director    wsincla2@illinois.edu   Whitney is a fourth year PhD student in Chemical Engineering. She received her master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 and her bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2016. She loves rock climbing in southern Illinois and slacklining at the UIUC arboretum.

Whitney Sinclair | GradSWE Director

wsincla2@illinois.edu

Whitney is a fourth year PhD student in Chemical Engineering. She received her master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 and her bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2016. She loves rock climbing in southern Illinois and slacklining at the UIUC arboretum.

Spencer Igram |   Funding Coordinator    sigram2@illinois.edu   Spencer Is a fourth year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. He received her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2014. He spends his free time being active whether it is at the gym, outdoors or rock climbing and enjoys playing board games with friends.

Spencer Igram | Funding Coordinator

sigram2@illinois.edu

Spencer Is a fourth year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. He received her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2014. He spends his free time being active whether it is at the gym, outdoors or rock climbing and enjoys playing board games with friends.

Leda Sari |   Treasurer    lsari2@illinois.edu   Leda is a fourth year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. She loves coding and doing yoga.

Leda Sari | Treasurer

lsari2@illinois.edu

Leda is a fourth year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. She loves coding and doing yoga.

Sushmita Azad |   Secretary    sazad2@illinois.edu   Sushmita is a second year Masters student in Computer Science. She received her Bachelors degree in Information Science and Engineering from the MSRIT in Bangalore, India, and worked at Adobe & Microsoft before joining grad school. She loves playing ultimate frisbee, climbing mountains and petting strangers dogs.

Sushmita Azad | Secretary

sazad2@illinois.edu

Sushmita is a second year Masters student in Computer Science. She received her Bachelors degree in Information Science and Engineering from the MSRIT in Bangalore, India, and worked at Adobe & Microsoft before joining grad school. She loves playing ultimate frisbee, climbing mountains and petting strangers dogs.

Justine Paul |   Outreach Coordinator    jepaul2@illinois.edu   Justine is a second year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. She received her Bachelors Degree in Bioengineering from Syracuse University in 2018. She loves spending time outdoors, playing and watching a variety of sports, running, skiing, and gardening.

Justine Paul | Outreach Coordinator

jepaul2@illinois.edu

Justine is a second year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. She received her Bachelors Degree in Bioengineering from Syracuse University in 2018. She loves spending time outdoors, playing and watching a variety of sports, running, skiing, and gardening.

Amber Volmer |     Lunch Coordinator    avolmer2@illinois.edu   Amber is a second-year master’s student in Environmental Engineering. She received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and 2018. She loves to cook, and enjoys reading and hiking in her free time.

Amber Volmer | Lunch Coordinator

avolmer2@illinois.edu

Amber is a second-year master’s student in Environmental Engineering. She received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and 2018. She loves to cook, and enjoys reading and hiking in her free time.

Wanqiu Chen |   Publicity Coordinator    wanqiuc2@illinois.edu   Wanqiu is a first year MBA-MS Civil Engineering student. She received her Bachelors in Civil Engineering with concentration in structural engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2019. She loves reading, worrying about her future and attending different networking events.

Wanqiu Chen | Publicity Coordinator

wanqiuc2@illinois.edu

Wanqiu is a first year MBA-MS Civil Engineering student. She received her Bachelors in Civil Engineering with concentration in structural engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2019. She loves reading, worrying about her future and attending different networking events.

Anu Gamage |   Social Coordinator    gamaral2@illinois.edu   Anu is a second year Masters student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Math and Computer Science from Tufts University in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys choral singing, hiking, and studying different languages.

Anu Gamage | Social Coordinator

gamaral2@illinois.edu

Anu is a second year Masters student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Math and Computer Science from Tufts University in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys choral singing, hiking, and studying different languages.

Samantha Rubeck |   weSTEM Director    srubeck2@illinois.edu   Samantha is a fifth year PhD student in Physics. She received her Bachelors degree in Physics and Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2015. She enjoys crafting, reading, biking, and gardening!

Samantha Rubeck | weSTEM Director

srubeck2@illinois.edu

Samantha is a fifth year PhD student in Physics. She received her Bachelors degree in Physics and Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2015. She enjoys crafting, reading, biking, and gardening!

Carrie Leibensperger |   weSTEM Speaker Coordinator    carriel2@illinois.edu   Carrie is a second year Masters student in Civil Engineering. She received her Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Economics from Tulane University in 2018. She loves teaching workout classes at the ARC, traveling, and spending time outside.

Carrie Leibensperger | weSTEM Speaker Coordinator

carriel2@illinois.edu

Carrie is a second year Masters student in Civil Engineering. She received her Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Economics from Tulane University in 2018. She loves teaching workout classes at the ARC, traveling, and spending time outside.

Hannah Lohman |   weSTEM Attendee Relations Coordinator    hlohman2@illinois.edu   Hannah is a fourth yeargraduate student in Environmental Engineering. She received her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2016 and 2018. She loves traveling, spending time outside, crafting,and playing boardgames.

Hannah Lohman | weSTEM Attendee Relations Coordinator

hlohman2@illinois.edu

Hannah is a fourth yeargraduate student in Environmental Engineering. She received her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2016 and 2018. She loves traveling, spending time outside, crafting,and playing boardgames.

Zeynep Ayla |   weSTEM Logistics    ayla2@illinois.edu   Zeynep is a third year PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She received her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Sustainability from Arizona State University in 2017. Her hobbies include going to concerts, hiking, and gardening.

Zeynep Ayla | weSTEM Logistics

ayla2@illinois.edu

Zeynep is a third year PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She received her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Sustainability from Arizona State University in 2017. Her hobbies include going to concerts, hiking, and gardening.

 
Kathleen Oolman |   weSTEM Publicity     koolman2@illinois.edu   Kathleen is a third year PhD student in Physics. She received Bachelors degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wyoming in 2017. She loves to have adventures in the outdoors while participating in activities such as hiking, bike riding, and rock climbing.

Kathleen Oolman | weSTEM Publicity

koolman2@illinois.edu

Kathleen is a third year PhD student in Physics. She received Bachelors degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wyoming in 2017. She loves to have adventures in the outdoors while participating in activities such as hiking, bike riding, and rock climbing.