2016-2017 Executive Officers

Arolyn Conwill, President

Arolyn Conwill, President


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Arolyn Conwill is a PhD candidate in the Physics Department at MIT, and her research so far has focused on how cooperative behavior in microbes enables survival in harsh environments, particularly in the context of antibiotic resistance. She is grateful to be part of the vibrant and growing biophysics community at MIT. Outside the lab, she is often spotted wandering along the Charles river, searching for the best chocolate chip cookie (at local bakeries or in her kitchen), or catching up on the news. She was born in Boston, and has lived in Massachusetts, California (where she was an undergraduate at Pomona College), Hungary, and Japan. She has been involved in the GSC since 2012, including serving as a physics department representative and as a Co-chair of the Legislative Action Subcommittee (now housed in the External Affairs Board); she is also a member of Physics REFS as well as Science Policy Initiative.

Lisa Guay, Treasurer

Angie Crews, Vice-President


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Angie Crews is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Dept of Aero/Astro. Her research is focused on developing and characterizing a dual band imager for small satellites. Angie received her Bachelors Degree from the United States Naval Academy in 2004, and served eleven years Active Duty in the Marine Corps as a Naval Flight Officer. She received dual Masters degrees at the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2012 and spent her last tour at the Pentagon working space policy for the Marine Corps. At MIT, she’s been involved with the Women’s Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics and she was the co-chair of the Student Stipend Committee. In her free time, Angie enjoys long distance running, reading,and snowboarding.

Eva Golos

Orpheus Chatzivasileiou, Secretary


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Alkiviadis Orfefs Chatzivasileiou, known to most people as Orpheus, is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research involves engineering bacteria for the overproduction of value-added chemicals. He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2013. He previously served as a member of the Ashdown House Executive Committee for two years, and has also held the position of GSC Representative for the Dept. of Chemical Engineering. His goals as the Secretary of the GSC involve making the GSC more efficient and improving GSC publicity. His interests include fencing, board games and reading.

Lisa Guay, Treasurer

Lisa Guay, Treasurer


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Lisa Guay is a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering, and her research involves engineering bacteria to produce high-value chemicals from sustainable sources. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she received dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics at the University of Arizona while enjoying “winter” weather in Tucson. Last year, she served as President and Executive Visit Days Director for the Science Policy Initiative as well as Chairwoman of the Ashdown House Executive Committee, where she became involved with the GSC as Ashdown’s Council representative. She is excited to serve as GSC Treasurer this year to both exercise her neglected economics background and improve access to GSC funding sources. Outside of GSC, she remains involved with the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Board and the Science Policy Initiative. Her hobbies include napping, exploring Boston’s historical sites, keeping up with the news, and (occasionally) reading for pleasure.

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