Executive Council & Committees

James Romero-Masters

Position title: President

Alyssa Adams

Position title: Vice President

Erin Garcia

Position title: Secretary

Julie Kirsch

Position title: Secretary; 2021 Postdoc Symposium Planning Co-Chair

Julia Nepper

Position title: Communications Director; 2021 Postdoc Symposium Planning Co-Chair

Matthew Warren

Position title: Badger Buddies Co-Chair

Taja Lozar

Position title: Badger Buddies Co-Chair

Burcu Alptekin

Position title: Engagement Co-chair

Una Baker

Position title: Engagement Co-Chair

Lars Aalsma

Position title: International Postdoc Co-chair

Wojciech Delewski

Position title: International Postdoc Co-chair

Ashley L. Ruba

Position title: Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Yu Hasegawa

Position title: 2021 Postdoc Symposium Planning Co-chair

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Ashley Ruba* – Psychology

James Romero-Masters – Oncology

Alyssa Adams – Genomics Center

Dave Hyman – Space Science & Engineering

Emma Brandt – Cell & Regenerative Biology

Hannah Martin – Comparative Biosciences

Justine Walden – Humanities Institute for Research

Liza Chang – Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE)

Shane McMahon – Neuroscience

Hector Burgos-Robles – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Jessica Kelliher – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

2021 Postdoc Symposium Committee

Yu Hasegawa* – Food Science-CALS

Julie Kirsch* – Family Medicine-SMPH

Julia Nepper* – Plant Pathology-WID

Helen Long – Biomedical Engineering-COE

Aashique Rezwan – Engineering Physics-COE

Jane Evered – Family Medicine-SMPH

Minjung Son – Chemistry-CLS

Andrea Casillas – Biomedical Engineering-COE

*Committee Co-Chairs

Badger Buddies Committee

Matthew Warren* – Bacteriology

Taja Lozar* – Oncology

*Committee Co-Chairs

Future of Research - Satellite Meeting Committee

Teal Potter* – Plant Pathology

Mark Zierden* – Entomology

Kayley Janssen – Biochemistry

Jessica Kelliher – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Jamie Larson – SMPH-Geriatrics

Geovanna Rodriquez – Waisman Center

Alexander Dzyuba – Center for Healthy Minds

Daniel Radecki – SVM-Comparative Biosciences

Juan Pablo Ruiz Villalobos – FoR Liason-CIMER

* denotes committee co-chairs

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Executive Council Alumni

The current UWPA is continually evolving and growing upon the efforts put forth by its former executive council members, listed below.  Many spent time in various officer positions.  Others attended meetings regularly and contributed to UWPA leadership in other capacities.  We are extremely grateful for their contributions.