Meet the Team

Upcoming Officers

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Officer Roles

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Current Officers

Kirsten Schwarz, PhD | Chairperson

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Skylar Bayer, PhD | Secretary | Policy Section Liaison

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Bob Newman, PhD | Chairperson-elect

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Bio coming soon!


Emily Whalen, PhD student | Liaison to Student Section

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Annaliese Hettinger, PhD | Past Chairperson | Editor

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Section Co-founders

Clarisse Hart (bio), Holly Menninger (bio), Bethann Garramon Merkle (bio), Molly Mehling (bio), Chris Chreese (bio)


Past Officers

  • 2018-2019: Annaliese Hettinger (chairperson), Jennifer Purrenhage (secretary; bio), Kirsten Schwarz (chairperson-elect), Bethann Garramon Merkle (past chairperson)
  • 2017-2018: Bethann Garramon Merkle (chairperson; webmaster), Jennifer Purrenhage (secretary), Annaliese Hettinger (chairperson-elect), Kika Tuff (past chairperson; bio)
  • 2016-2017: Kika Tuff (chairperson), Annaliese Hettinger (secretary), Bethann Garramon Merkle (chairperson-elect; webmaster), Holly Menninger (past chairperson)
  • 2014-2016: Holly Menninger (chairperson), Clarisse Hart (secretary), Bethann Garramon Merkle (webmaster)