Undergraduate Staff Listing 2017-2018

Connie Kaspar Brophy

(765) 496-6095

Assistant Director of Science Diversity

brophyc@purdue.edu 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith
Biology
hgsmith@purdue.edu

Hannah is a junior majoring in General Biology and minoring in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Classical Studies. This is her third year in the Undergraduate Women in Science Program and first year on the WISP Leadership team. Outside of WISP, she is the vice president of Purdue's Marine Biology Club and is an active volunteer in Purdue's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Cardiology department. Hannah is also involved in honors undergraduate research and is studying the effects of PFC's on thyroid hormone levels in different developmental stages of the American bullfrog. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the future and continue doing research in toxicology. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving in quarries, reading, sketching, playing with her three shih tzu dogs, and hanging out with friends and family.

 

 

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