Officers

2015-2016 GSC Officers

Michael McClellan

Michael McClellan

President

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Michael McClellan (EAPS, PhD student, Atmospheric Science) researches emission and global transport of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, using field measurements and chemical transport models of nitrogen and oxygen isotopic ratios of atmospheric nitrous oxide. He received his BA in Chemistry (summa cum laude, departmental honors) from Carleton College in June 2013; he is planning to complete an SM in Climate Physics & Chemistry at MIT using his research on water-ice cloud formation on Mars. He has previously served as a GSC Representative from EAPS, Chair of the Muddy Charles Board Governing Documents Subcommittee, and as EAPS Assistant Social Czar through the EAPS Graduate Student Advisory Committee; at Carleton College, he served as the President of the Carleton Student Association. A native of Independence, Missouri, he enjoys playing ultimate, watching baseball (Kansas City Royals!), and baking (especially pies).

Dan Smithwick

Dan Smithwick

Vice-President

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Dan Smithwick is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture. His dissertation topic is on Interactive Design Cognition in which he studies how designers ‘think with their hands’ and he explores how robotic tools can enhance their tacit knowledge. Dan plans to continue in academia after his dissertation to teach and conduct research in the field of design science. Dan completed his MS in Design Computation also from MIT in 2010 and worked in the Media Lab as a staff researcher in the Changing Place Group. In addition to serving as Vice-President of the GSC, Dan currently sits on the Committee for Graduate Programs. While at MIT, Daniel has played drums & percussion in the 5:30 Jazz Combo, the MIT Symphony Orchestra, and the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble.

Eva Golos

Eva Golos

Secretary

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Eva Golos is a pursuing a PhD in EAPS (specifically, geophysics) in global-scale seismology. Her research involves using earthquakes and other forms of seismic data to image the structure of the earth and understand the geologic and tectonic history of the planet. She hails from Madison, Wisconsin, and graduated from Cornell University’s School of Engineering, Magna cum Laude, with a BS in Geology in 2013. As an undergraduate, she was a founding member and treasurer for two years of the Science of Earth Systems Student Association. At MIT, she has served on the EAPS Graduate Student Advisory Committee as Orientation Co-Czar and as a departmental GSC representative. Eva plays viola and enjoys running, intramural soccer, hiking, and traveling.

Janille (Affi) Maragh

Janille (Affi) Maragh

Treasurer

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Janille Maragh (MechE PhD student), more commonly known as Affi, is in her 2nd year working on the cooperative localization of multiple underwater autonomous vehicles under the constraints of the acoustic channel in the Marine Robotics Group, CSAIL. She was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and did a couple of MISTI internships in Baden-Württemberg, Germany before receiving her SB in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2013. As an undergraduate, she served as EVP of the Dormitory Council, President of Burton-Conner House, Vice Chair of the Everett Moore Baker Foundation and VP Recruitment of Alpha Epsilon Phi. As a graduate student, she has served as chair of the Thirsty Ear Executive Committee and co-chair of the GSC Activities Committee. In her ample free time, she enjoys playing guitar, walking around Cambridge and Boston, exploring the dark, dusty corners of Netflix with friends, watching soccer and attending local concerts.