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Meet The team organizers

Ariangela J. Kozik PhD

Ariangela J. Kozik PhD

Co-Lead Organizer, Public Relations

Microbiome, Research Investigator, University of Michigan

Kishana Taylor MS, PhD

Kishana Taylor MS, PhD

Co-Lead Organizer

Team Leads

Chelsey Spriggs, PhD

Chelsey Spriggs, PhD

Team Lead, Sponsorship

Virology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

LaNell A. Williams MS, PhD Candidate

LaNell A. Williams MS, PhD Candidate

Team Lead, Programming
Nicole Hill

Nicole Hill

Team Lead, Web Design
Ninecia Scott PhD

Ninecia Scott PhD

Team Lead, Programming

Bacteriology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Organizing Members

Ayana Scott-Elliston (She/They)

Microbiome, Graduate Student, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Brianda Beverly MS, MLS

Brianda Beverly MS, MLS

Organizing Member, Social Media
Brittanie Brockett BS

Brittanie Brockett BS

Organizing Member
Derek J. Platt, PhD (He/Him)

Derek J. Platt, PhD (He/Him)

Programming & Sponsorship

Microbiome, MD/PhD Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Fauna Yarza BS, PhD Student

Fauna Yarza BS, PhD Student

Organizing Member
Filipe Cerqueira (He/Him)

Bacteriology Graduate Student University of Michigan

I’ah Donovan-Banfield BSc, MScR (She/Her)

Virology, PhD Student, University of Liverpool

Jennifer Tsang PhD

Jennifer Tsang PhD

Organizing Member
Malique Bowen (He/Him)

Microbiome, Graduate Student, University of Delaware

Marta Cobo Simón PhD

Marta Cobo Simón PhD

Organizing Member
Nicole Jimenez (She/Her)

Microbiome, Postdoc, University of Arizona-Phoenix

Nikea Pittman PhD

Nikea Pittman PhD

Team Lead, Social Media

Structural Biology, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sabah Ul-Hasan PhD

Sabah Ul-Hasan PhD

Organizing Member
Tapoka T. Mkandawire (She/Her)

Parasitology, PhD Candidate, Wellcome Sanger Institue

Volunteers

Alicia DeColli, PhD
Sponsorship
Brady Spencer, PhD
Budgeting
Chelsea Armbruster, PhD
Sponsorship
Erin Goley, PhD
Sponsorship
Joe James, MS
Sponsorship
Rachel Burckhardt, PhD
Budgeting
Dominique M. Carter, PhD
Programming
Tanya Puccio, BS, BA
Sponsorship