Organizers

Student organizers

Ravn Jenkins
Institution: William and Mary, Class of 2019
Hometown: Brunswick, ME
Fun Fact: I am the president of WM chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

 


Annie Blackwell
Institution: William and Mary, Class of 2019
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Fun Fact: I am the co-president of the astronomy club and have glow-in-the-dark stars in astronomically correct position on my ceiling.

 

Hana Warner
Institution: William and Mary, Class of 2020
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Fun Fact: This summer I climbed Mt. Fuji to watch the sunrise.

 

Carrington Metts
Institution: William and Mary, class of 2020
Home town: Wilson, NC
Fun Fact:  This summer, I traveled to Spain and hiked 200 miles of the Camino de Santiago with a group from William and Mary.

 

Julia Romberger
Institution: William and Mary, class of 2020
Home town: Berwyn, PA
Fun Fact:  I named my family’s golden retriever gnocchi because when she was born she looked like a lumpy potato and as you can see she still thinks she’s a lap dog!

Lizzy Salata
Institution: William and Mary, class of 2021
Home town: Winchester, VA
Fun Fact: I am a Les Mills BodyPump Group Fitness Instructor.

 

 

Anashe Bandari
Institution: William and Mary, Graduate student

Hometown: Glendale, CA
Fun Fact: I love to roller skate—I used to do it competitively!

 

Savannah Cuozzo
Institution: William and Mary, Graduate student

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Fun Fact: I love baking and decorating cakes!

 

Archana Radhakrishnan

Institution: William and Mary, Graduate Student
Hometown: Kerala, India
Fun Fact: I am a polygot. I am fluent in four languages and am conversant in seven ( besides Python and Matlab ).

 

Amy Schertz 

Institution: William & Mary, Graduate Student
Hometown: Aloha, OR
Fun Fact: My final project for high school art class was a self-portrait made from stained glass.

 

Holly Szumila-Vance
Institution: Jefferson Lab, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Hometown: Plano, TX
Fun Fact: I visit people in hospitals and at the local library with my therapy dog, Lyra (named for the constellation).

Faculty organizers

Dr. Irina Novikova
Institution: William and Mary
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Fun Fact: I am an avid knitter and crocheter,  so anyone interested in CUWiP Stitch ‘n Bitch – let me know!

 

Dr. Elena Kuchina
Institution: Thomas Nelson Community College
Hometown: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Fun Fact: I collect currency, love gardening and games.

 

Dr. David Armstrong
Institution: William and Mary
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Fun Fact: I play guitar, nowadays mainly jazz, but in my younger days I had longer hair and played in several rock bands.

 

Dr. Justin Stevens
Institution: William and Mary
Hometown: Auburn, Illinois
Fun Fact: I’m a member of the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab where we spend our days searching for “exotic mesons”.