Celebration of graduate women

The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2017 biennial celebration of Graduate Women of Excellence. The honorees were nominated and selected based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring and their drive to make changes to improve the student experience.  In a celebration, to be held in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Building Third Floor Atrium, honorees will present posters to help attendees:

  • learn about their accomplishments
  • celebrate their work
  • discover the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead

2017 Honorees

Giulia Agostinelli
Sahar Ali Dar
Ariel Anders
Raichelle Aniceto
Marjorie Cantine
Jenny Chen
Jane Choi
Alicia Chong
Arolyn Conwill
Claire Duvallet
Ariel Ekblaw
Veronica Foreman
Sarah Goodman
Tsehai Ariane Grell
Lisa Guay
Olivia Hentz
Julia Hopkins
Olivia Huang
Fatima Hussain
Caroline Jaffe
Amanda Kedaigle
Rebecca Kleinberger
Ina Kundu
Erica Lai
Emily Lindemer
Michelle Macleod
Mariana Matus Garcia
Gwen McKinley
Carolyn Mills
Julie Monda
Priya Moni
Kelsey Moore
Kelly Moynihan
Amaka Nneji
Kathryn Olesnavage
Angela Phillips
Novalia (Nova) Pishesha
Elizabeth Qian
Candace Ross
Shreya Saxena
Sarah Schwettmann
Natasha Seelam
Sunanda Sharma
Akshita Sivakumar
Emily Tow
Emily Truelove
Jessica Weber
Natasha Wright
Judy Qingjun Yang
Ying Daisy Zhuo

2015 Honorees

Nancy Aggarwal
Lena Andrews
Maria Paula Angarita Fonseca
Jessica Asly Artiles
Monika Avello
Renee Blackburn
Jennifer Brophy
Stephanie Buscher
Rebecca Canter
Jane Chui
Bianca Datta
Melissa Deas
Irene Dedoussi
Sema Ermez
Niaja Farve
Xiaojing Fu
Mia Goldwasser
Alexis Hope Gottlieb
Genevieve Gould
Alex Guo
Maha Haji
Sahar Hashmi
Laurel Heckman
Abby Jaques
Mina Kojima
Krista Loose
Sarah Luppino
Jennifer Ly
Katie Maass
Emily Mackevicius
Katerina Mantzavinou
Elena Mendez Escobar
Heena Mutha
Andriani-Ioanna (Nina) Panagiotidou
Marzieh Parandehgheibi
Izarys Rivera
Mareena Robinson
Emma Sedivy
Elizabeth Setren
Danya Sherman
Michelle Sing
Laura Stoppel
Sarah Tasker
Julie van der Hoop
Cecilia Viggiano
Isabel Vogt
Jenny Yi Wang
Ling (Kelli) Xu
Nataly Youssef
Zhao (Amy) Yu
Yangying Zhu

 2013 Honorees

Ingrid Bonde Akerlind
Allison Anderson
Ambika Goel Bajpayee
Pamela Basto
Whitney Bernstein
Emily Chang
Yi (Ellen) Chen
Emily Clements
Christine Curella
Kendra Desrosiers
Elizabeth George
Marzyeh Ghassemi
Lindsey Gilman
Qinxian (Chelsea) He
Sophie Horowitz
Christina Ignarra
Wardah Inam
Leyla Isik
Shelby Kimmel
Bonnie Lam
Alyssa Larson
Alexandria Liang
Whitney Lohmeyer
Sofia Lopez
Jingnan Lu
Sayalee Mahajan
Anne Marinan
Kara McKinley
Sreeja Nag
Annalisa Pawlosky
Priyanka Ramamurthy
Katherine Romer
Melissa Rosen
Layla Shaikley
Naomi Stein
Maria Telleria
Mitali Thakor
Zhiting Tian
Alexandra Toumar
Allison “Sunny” Vanderboll
Theodora Vardouli
Ermin Wei
Ashley Wessendorf
Sunny Wicks
Jennifer Wilson
Johanna Wolfson
Jean Yang

2013 Women’s Groups

Course 6 Graduate Women (GW6)
Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT)
Graduate Women in Physics
HST Women’s Group
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association of Women (MEGA Women)
Sloan Women in Management (SWIM)
Women in Chemistry (WIC)
Women’s Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WGA3)
Women in System Design and Management (WiSDM)

The 2013 celebration was based on an earlier one that took place in May 2010, which also celebrated of 47 graduate women nominated by their peers, faculty, and staff. See the News Office article and photos here.

2010 Honorees

Amy Banzaert
Maria Berezina
Megan Brewster
Zenzile Brooks
Lynette Cheah
Alice Chen
Kimberlee Collins
Hoda Eydgahi
Miaoqing Fang
Shirin Farrahi
Kay Furman
Manijeh Goldberg
Nancy Guillen
Shayna Harris
Ingrid Heilke
Legena Henry
Christina Ignarra
Veena Jayadeva
Fan Jin
Joy Johnson
Rhonda Jordan
M. Flourish Klink
Hillary Kolos
Michelle Lustrino
Karen McCafferty
Retsina Meyer
Emily Miraldi
Amara Mulder
Carlijn Mulder
Sherrica Newsome
Sarah Nusser
Molly Patrick
Yoda Patta
Kristal Peters
Elizabeth Ramaccia
Liz Roaldsen
Alisha Schor
Sheila Seles
Anita Shukla
Ellan Spero
Carrie Stalder
Dawn Wendell
Jenna Wiens
Danielle Wood
Vanessa Wood
Clarissa Zimmerman
Danielle Zurovcik