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Meet the Committee

 

      Joel Sanchez, Committee Chair

Joel is a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on the chemistry and physics of materials at the nanoscale.

 

     Jorge Meraz, Committee Chair

Jorge is a first year PhD student in Environmental Engineering & Science at Stanford. His research focuses on resource recovery.

 

      Shaheen Jeeawoody, Speaker Recruitment Chair

Shaheen is a PhD student in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, she researches BioMEMS and Stem Cell Engineering.

 

      Dara Bobb-Semple, Peer Advising Chair

Dara is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She works with Dr. Stacey F. Bent and received her B.S. in Chemistry at Stony Brook University.

 

      Benson Jung, Peer Advising Chair

Benson is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley. He did a lot of his grad school applications on his own, which was daunting, so he got involved in GPS. He likes food, outdoors, music, and making things.

 

     Diana Juarez Madera, Student Recruitment Chair

Diana is a PhD student in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. She obtained a MS in Physics from SFSU. She works on space plasmas and CubeSats. She received the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 2017.

 

      Brian Salazar, Programming Chair

Brian is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on manufacturing and he decided to apply to grad school after doing research in a design for nano manufacturing lab.

 

      Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz, Publicity Chair

Lizmarie is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She designs micro scale sensors for applications of electronics. She cares about developing smart and affordable medical devices to improve global healthcare

 

      Janna Rodriguez, Publicity Chair

Janna is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research focuses on characterizing and understanding the behavior of MEMS sensors.