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Chemistry Climate And Diversity

Graduate Student Advocates

Poster session

The graduate student advocates help individual graduate students work through any issues that arise, help graduate students approach the Graduate Program Coordinator as needed, and serve as a liaison between graduate students, the Graduate Student Association, the Graduate Program Chair, and the Associate Head for Climate and Diversity.


Albanie Hendrickson-Stives
Albanie Hendrickson-Stives 

I am a fourth year graduate student in the Keating Group where I study electric field directed particle assembly for tunable optical properties. Outside of research I enjoy group fitness, reading, crafting and being outdoors. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a Graduate Student Advocate for the Chemistry Department and I hope to help everyone feel comfortable and valued in our department! Please feel free to reach out to me whenever you may need someone to talk to!


varun mandalaparthy
Varun Mandalaparthy

I'm a fourth-year graduate student in the Noid lab where I study the effects of small molecules on protein folding via theoretical/computational methods. I am extremely excited to be serving as a Graduate Student Advocate for the Chemistry Department and I hope to be able to contribute positively to the department climate by providing an extra pair of ears to all who need them. I believe strong mental health and a good working environment are essential to succeed in graduate school and I hope I will be able to do my part to help!