Grant committee

Tamar Hedeshian, Group Leader


Tamar is an undergraduate Chemical and Biological engineering student. Her other academic interests include Neuroscience, Electrical engineering, and medicine. It is her eventual goal to combine all of her interests, obtain an MD-PhD, and do research. Tamar loves science and she wishes to spread that love and encourage more women to pursue degrees in science.

Tess Eidem, Ph.D.

Tess EidemTess is a post-doctoral fellow in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013, where she identified and characterized a possible new class of antibiotics. She now studies post-transcriptional regulation in mammalian cells. Tess is excited to work with others in the STEM fields to encourage young girls and women to pursue successful careers in science.

Clémence Bacquet

IMG_0181After getting my masters in Acoustics and Vibrations from the University of Technology Compiegne (France), I joined the department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the fall of 2013. My research interests include structural dynamics and periodic materials. I joined the WISE group to help promote women in STEM fields and encourage younger girls to pursue careers in science and engineering.

Quynh Nguyen

Quynh is a first year physical chemistry graduate student. She works with Charles Musgrave in the department of Chemical Engineering to study the excited state dynamics of photocatalysts using theoretical approaches.

Elizabeth Reger

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Elizabeth is heading into her senior year of undergraduate in the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering. She hopes to begin work in the industry of pharmaceuticals and medical devices following graduation, particularly in the aspect of research and development. She has had amazing female mentors in the math and science industries in the past and is now excited to be apart of as well as contribute to the CU WiSE group.


Cailey Condit

Condit_MadisonRange (1)Cailey is a PhD candidate in the Geological Sciences Department. Before moving to Boulder, she spent the first 22 years of her life on the east coast in both Massachusetts and Vermont, where she graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Geology. Her research interests center around understanding tectonic processes through the rock record, and integrating geologic observations from physical rock samples with geophysical remote sensing. She is passionate about women in science, trail running, and science communication. You can contact her at


Elizabeth Delesky



Elizabeth is a Materials Science and Engineering PhD candidate and is passionate about the involvement of women in science and engineering.


Jenny Washabaugh

Jenny Washabaugh is a graduate student studying Biological Anthropology at CU, with a focus on human breast milk, weaning foods, and infant gut development in The Gambia. She received her BS in Evolutionary Anthropology and Women’s Studies (Gender & Health) at the University of Michigan in 2015. Jenny is motivated to understand the relationship between nutrition and maternal-infant health, which will help our understanding of biological processes that are essential for improving infant health care and will illuminate physiological relationships important to the scientific community at large. She hopes to help foster a generation of future scholars, especially those in underrepresented groups, who are as invested and mindful in their scientific pursuits.


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