President Hannah Berg (she/her)
Hannah is the president of WaMPS, her job is basically just to make sure everything we do keeps happening. She likes to bike, knit, meet new people and dance when she isn't doing physics.
Her research consists of measuring properties of nuclei that can tell us more about how heavy elements are made in the universe.
Madison Howard As the WaMPS secretary, Madison keeps a record of all meetings. Madison is a second year graduate student in the Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship (ASET) program, and her research focuses on beam instrumentation and diagnostics. In her free time, Madison enjoys baking and being a cat mom to her two cats, Hannibal and Frannie.
Roy Salinas Roy is one of the Mentoring Coordinators of WaMPS, and runs the mentoring programs for WaMPS during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Some of the many things he enjoys entail exercising, reading biographies and science fiction, basketball, playing his trumpet, and listening to tons of different genres of music. One of his “accomplished” feats consists of receiving two speeding tickets and three flat tires, in a span of a month. He is a second year physics PhD student in experimental nuclear physics currently focused on lifetime measurements of exotic nuclei to better understand the ‘structure’ of nuclei.
Josh Wylie (he/him) Josh is one of the two outreach officers and organizes virtual and in-person events to encourage students to pursue careers in science. He works on modeling exotic elements at large points of instability. As a third-year graduate student, he likes to cook, bake, paint, travel, and play video games.
First year liaison
Ian is the first-year liaison and coordinates WaMPS events for other first year physics graduate students. In his free time, he enjoys reading fiction novels, hiking, and coaching his undergrad's policy debate team. As a first-year physics PhD student, his research interest is in experimental condensed matter physics where he investigates novel defects in diamond using spectroscopic techniques for quantum computing applications.
Vice President Julia Hinds (she/her)
Julia is the Vice-President of WaMPS, and she organize WaMP's meet the speaker events and provides extra supports the other officers. She is a third-year graduate student, enjoys running, knitting, and travelling.
Her research is looking at physics beyond the standard model, which is done using the ATLAS detector at CERN.
Nicholas Cariello (he/him)
As treasurer, Nick helps allocate funds to all the great outreach programs set up by WaMPS. He is a third-year graduate student working on quantum computing applications in nuclear theory. In his free time, Nick loves playing DnD, baking, getting lost in the forest, and hanging out with his cat.
Carissa Myers (she/her) Carissa is one of the Mentoring Coordinators of WaMPS, and runs the mentoring programs for WaMPS during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. She is a third-year graduate student, who enjoys working out, reading, and travelling.
Her research area is within physics education research, and she is working on how and why self-efficacy, confidence in one’s abilities, changes over time.
Bryan Stanley (he/him) Bryan is an outreach coordinator for WaMPS. He organizes science engagement events, collaborating with community partners in developing public science programming. Bryan is a 3rd-year physics graduate student passionate about public engagement and community building around science. He works in the Physics Education Research Lab, studying informal physics, which means physics learning that does not take place in a classroom setting (ex. demo shows, public talks, open houses, etc.)
Artemis Tsantiri (she/her) Artemis is responsible for updating the website and keeping track of the email list for WaMPS, so she is the one to blame for any mistakes on this website :) She likes puzzles, biking and she loves her music. She is a second-year grad student in experimental low energy nuclear astrophysics, who focuses on a small group of proton-rich nuclei created through the p-process.