Kristen Brown is a 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry. Her research focuses on the study of the fundamental properties associated with organic systems designed for solar electricity. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at Northwestern, she received a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Kristen is also on the board of Phi Lambda Upsilon (a Graduate Chemistry Honors Organization) and is a co-founder of The Association for Women in Chemistry.
Sarah Gomez is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in chemistry researching metal contaminant interactions at mineral-water interfaces using cutting-edge laser spectroscopy. Prior to attending Northwestern, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a minor in geology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Parag Gupta is a final-year Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and also holds a joint appointment as a Guest Graduate Appointee in the Tribology Section at Argonne National Laboratory. In addition, Parag has taught in numerous capacities, culminating last year by advising projects related to his surface engineering and tribology research area within the energy technology field. As well, he holds a management certificate in the Kellogg Management for Scientists and Engineers program as well as a teaching certificate from the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence. He has held a prestigious National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship and Walter P. Murphy Fellowship and has recently won the 2012 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Graduate Student Scholarship. He received both his Bachelors of Engineering (summa cum laude) and his Masters of Engineering degrees from Vanderbilt University in May 2002 and was honored as the only Rhodes Scholarship nominee for his alma mater that year.
Harrison Flagler is a sophomore undergraduate studying Economics and Middle Eastern Studies in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. He serves as Student Government Senator for Kemper Residence Hall, as well as the Caucus Whip for the Dorm Senators, representing all students who live in on-campus residence halls and dorms.