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 …

Jose “Tony” Jimenez-Torres

PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering Faculty advisor: David J. Beebe, Professor, Biomedical Engineering Tony Jimenez-Torres is a fifth year PhD student in biomedical engineering. His research involves the design and development of microfluidic tools that are used …

Maia Pujara

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Faculty advisor: Michael R. Koenigs, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Maia Pujara’s research focuses on understanding how the brain processes information about rewards to guide decisions. Because the ventromedial portion of the prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) …

Monica Yue

PhD Candidate, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Faculty advisor: Richard Peterson, Professor, School of Pharmacy Monica Yue investigates the effects of TCDD on development in the embryonic zebrafish. TCDD is a ubiquitous and persistent environmental contaminant, and …

Kousei (Martin) Perales

PhD Candidate, Freshwater and Marine Science Faculty advisor: Jake Vander Zanden, Professor, Zoology Kousei Perales is studying how droughts alter the quality of habitat in lakes and how that impacts fish communities. Kousei is also studying …

Lauren Moscoe

PhD Candidate, Botany Faculty advisor: Eve Emshwiller, Associate Professor, Botany Lauren Moscoe enjoys learning and teaching about ethnobotany: the interactions between human cultures and plants. Her research interests center around agrobiodiversity and traditional crops. In her …

Katelyn Milliman

PhD Candidate, Astronomy Faculty advisor: Bob Mathieu, Professor, Astronomy Katelyn Milliman studies the dominant formation mechanism for anomalous stars (blue stragglers, sub-subgiants, etc.) in open cluster environments. Her work focuses on investigating the surface abundance of …

Aaron Reich

PhD Candidate, Chinese Faculty advisor: Mark Meulenbeld, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literature Aaron Reich is a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison studying Chinese …

Laura Stephenson

PhD Candidate, Communication Arts Faculty advisor: Marie-Louise Mares, Associate Professor, Communication Arts Laura Stephenson is a PhD candidate at UW–Madison with an M.A. from University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School. Her research focuses on the role of …

Amanda McMillan Lequieu

PhD Candidate, Sociology Faculty advisor: Michael Bell, Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology Amanda McMillan Lequieu is a fourth-year PhD student in the joint departments of Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her …