Undergraduate Staff Listing 2017-2018

Connie Kaspar Brophy

(765) 496-6095

Assistant Director of Science Diversity

brophyc@purdue.edu 

 

Brooke Carmichael

Brooke Carmichael
Biochemistry
carmicb@purdue.edu

Brooke is a senior from Bloomington, Indiana majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. This is her fourth year as a member of the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs, and her second year on the WISP Leadership Team. She has also been a camp counselor for ScienceScape, a week-long overnight camp sponsored by WISP for middle school aged girls, during the summers of 2015, 2016 and soon 2017.

In addition to her involvement in WISP, Brooke is a violinist in the Purdue Symphony Orchestra and leader of the technology team for the Orchestra Volunteer Management Team. She is also involved in pathobiology/immunology research studying the efficacy of aluminum adjuvants in vaccines.

Outside of school, Brooke spends her breaks working at a veterinary hospital in her hometown. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education by attending veterinary school in pursuit of a DVM. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, watching movies and playing with her cat.

Edwina Sunny

Edwina Sunny
Computer Science and Physics
sunny@purdue.edu

Edwina is a Physics major entering her Junior year; she is also minoring in Computer Science. The 2016-2017 academic year was her first year in the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs and this spring was her first semester on the WISP Leadership Team. After she graduates, she plans on joining a Ph.D. program in Physics. In addition to WISP, she is involved in the Society of Physics Students, Women in Physics, and the Convocations Volunteer Network. Besides academics and extra-curriculars, she likes watching films and television shows, reading, and baking/cooking. She also loves hanging out with her friends and having conversations about the nature of the universe and on the social issues that plague our society today.

Rachel Adduci

Rachel Adduci
Mathematics and Chemistry
radduci@purdue.edu

Rachel is a senior majoring in Mathematics Education and minoring in both Psychology and Biology. She hopes to one day teach high school math. She has been participating in the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs since she was a freshman. Outside of classes, she is a member of Circle K International, a volunteer organization on campus. She also enjoys baking and watching Netflix.

Michele Holcombe

Michele Holcombe
Biology
mholcom@purdue.edu

Michele is a junior from Goshen, Indiana majoring in Biology with minors in Anthropology and Forensic Science. This will be her third year participating in the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs and her first year on the WISP Leadership Team. In addition to her involvement in WISP, Michele is a member of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine club which was established in the Fall of 2016. In her spare time, Michele loves to listen to music, play the piano, read, and spend time with her friends.

Olivia Cummings

Olivia Cummings
Biology
cummingo@purdue.edu

Olivia is a senior pursuing her Bachelor's in Science in Genetic Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychological Sciences. She hopes to pursue a doctorate in medicine upon graduation from Purdue. This is her fourth year in the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs and first year on the WISP leadership team. In addition to her coursework and WISP, Olivia conducts undergraduate research, serves on the executive board of the Feminist Action Coalition for Today (FACT), volunteers with a local hospice organization, and works in University Residences as a Tour Guide Ambassador. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Tamara Batarseh

Tamara Batarseh
Biology
tbatarse@purdue.edu

Tamara is a junior from Fishers, IN, majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. This is her second year in the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs and first year on the WISP Leadership Team. Outside of WISP, Tamara is also in the Caduceus Club and is involved in a research lab studying the effects of Vitamin D on different types of cancer. Her hobbies include running, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. She hopes to one day go to medical school to become a doctor.

Sally Finkel

Sally Finkel
Biology, EAPS, and Geoscience
sfinkel@purdue.edu

Sally is a senior from Indianapolis, IN, majoring in General Biology with a double minor in English and Chemistry. This is her fourth year in the Undergraduate Women in Science Programs, and her first year on the WISP Leadership Team.

In addition to her involvement in WISP, she is in Circle K International, the world's largest student led collegiate service organization.  She also volunteers at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Oncology department, is involved in a comparative pathobiology lab, and is a camp director at Flat Rock River YMCA Camp where she leads all of the girl campers.

In her spare time, she loves to camp, read (specifically Jane Austen), drink coffee, and spend time with friends.  She plans to go to veterinary school after graduation.

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