Rachel Silver

PhD candidate, Educational Policy Studies, Anthropology Faculty advisor: Nancy Kendall, Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies; Claire Wendland, Professor, Anthropology Rachel Silver’s research explores the relationship between discourse on girls’ education and sexuality in international development and the …

Jaye Gardiner

PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology Faculty advisor: Nathan M. Sherer, Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology Jaye is a fifth year graduate student in the Cancer Biology program. She is a graduate research assistant in the Sherer Lab. Her …

Amir Mashal

PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering Faculty advisor: Michael S. Arnold, Associate Professor, Electrical and Materials Science Engineering Amir Mashal is a fourth year graduate student pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Materials Science Engineering at UW–Madison. Mashal’s …

Adrienne Wood

PhD Candidate, Psychology Faculty advisor: Paula Niedenthal, Professor, Psychology Wood is a fifth year Ph.D. student in psychology at UW–Madison. Wood studies the mechanisms that guide humans’ recognition of facial expression of emotion, and has been …

Adela Cedillo

PhD Candidate, History Faculty advisor: Steve J. Stern, Professor, History Adela Cedillo is a fourth-year student pursing a PhD in history at UW–Madison. Cedillo’s dissertation research contributes to an emerging field of study that re-conceptualizes the …

José Rodriguez-Molina

PhD Candidate, Cellular and Molecular Pathology Faculty advisor: John Svaren, Professor, Comparative Biosciences José Rodriguez-Molina is a fifth year PhD student in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology program at UW–Madison and the School of Medicine Public …

Sofiya Hupalo

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Faculty advisor: Craig W. Berridge, Professor, Psychology Sofiya Hupalo is interested in the neuropeptide, corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). CRF has been studied extensively for over three decades as a stress-related neurotransmitter, but no one …

Melissa Charenko

PhD Candidate, History of Science, Medicine and Technology Faculty advisor: Gregg Mitman, Professor, History of Science Melissa Charenko’s research explores the origins, development, and consequences of discussions about anthropogenic change and deep time. Through her research …

Samuel Acuña

PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering Faculty advisor: Darryl Thelen, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Samuel Acuña is third year PhD student in mechanical engineering. He is a member of the UW–Madison Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab. The focus of his research …

Elsa Noterman

PhD Candidate, Geography Faculty advisor: Keith Woodward, Associate Professor, Geography Elsa Noterman is a PhD student in geography. Her research focuses on the socio-spatial struggles involved in the ongoing development and management of multiple material and …