Get To Know Our Team
PresidentChelsie Boodoo is a Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student at Michigan State University. She studies what happens to the extracellular matrix of cells after they have been stressed. She has a passion for science communication, and started MSU SciComm with other graduate students to create a welcoming space for everyone to practice scicomm however they want. She co-hosts "The Sci-Files" with Daniel Puentes on WDBM to explore the different topics that MSU students research.
V.P. of FinanceDaniel Puentes is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, where he does research at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. His research involves measuring the mass of radioactive nuclei, & how it can tell us how protons & neutrons are arranged inside of a nucleus. This research also helps scientists understand how the elements were created in different stellar environments! He also co-hosts "The Sci-Files" on WDBM with Chelsie Boodoo & he helped start MSU SciComm.
V.P. of MarketingNick Young: Nick is a 3rd year physics and computational mathematics, science, and engineering PhD candidate at Michigan State University. His research focuses around understanding the graduate admissions process in physics. He also blogs about science topics and writes about physics education research at PERbites.org.
V. P. of OperationsBrittany Ladson: I am a 3rd year medical student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. I will be completing my rotations at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. I hope to pursue an emergency medicine residency upon graduation. I also went to MSU for my undergraduate degree & graduated in December 2017 with a BS in Human Biology from Lyman Briggs & the Honors College. I am the current president of Golden Key International Honor Society.
SecretaryOmar Kana: Omar is a 2nd year pharmacology and toxicology PhD student at Michigan State University. His research looks at drug induced genetic changes in the liver.
Science Art ChairNoelia Bravo: Noelia is a 4th year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. She also works as an undergraduate research assistant in a lab that focuses on the research and use of extracellular vesicles in the treatment of cancer. Her specific project utilizes CRISPR/Cas9 in order to better understand the biogenesis of extracellular vesicles.
Science Literature ChairAnthony Van Witsen: Tony is a PhD candidate in the Information and Media program and a former science journalist who studies the relationship between science and mass media. He is particularly interested in how some science comes to be seen as difficult, controversial or a social problem and what role media messages about science play in the process.
Science Policy ChairHazel Anderson; Hazel is a senior undergraduate majoring environmental plant biology. She is currently researching climate change effects on plants and biodiversity. She is particularly interested in science policy regarding climate change