GWBME is pleased to introduce you to our current officers.


President - Rebecca Butler

Rebecca is a third year MD/PhD student studying deep brain stimulation in Matt Johnson's lab. She enjoys running, swimming, being outdoors, baking, and exploring local breweries. Rebecca joined GWBME because she has always been passionate about increasing the number of female-identifying individuals in traditionally male-dominated fields. This year, she is excited to expand the programming offered by GWBME to support this goal.


VP of Professional Development - Angelica Dasliva

Angelica is a fifth year PhD student studying thrombosis formation in microfluidics in David Wood's lab. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, swing dancing, bike riding, and going for walks in nature. Angelica joined GWBME because she is passionate about supporting women/femme folks in STEM. She hopes to do so through continuing and improving upon current professional development opportunities led by GWBME.

Luna Zhang

VP of Professional Development - Luna Zhang

Luna is a third year PhD student in David Wood's lab studying breast cancer metastasis using microfluidic devices. She enjoys baking, swimming and painting. Luna is passionate about helping graduate students to bridge the gap between academic training in graduate school and their future career, especially for females in engineering fields. This year, she is excited to explore more opportunities for graduate students to facilitate boundary spanning between academia and industry and pave the way to their future career!

Meghan Griffin

VP of Community Outreach - Meghan Griffin

Meghan is a third year PhD student studying cardiac tissue engineering in Mike McAlpine's lab. When she's not on campus, you can find her reading a book, cooking, hiking in a Minnesota state park, or riding her horse. Meghan joined GWBME because she is passionate about volunteering and enjoys cultivating relationships with community members. The mentoring program is her favorite part of GWBME - she would encourage people to check it out!

Lauren Li

VP of Communications - Lauren Li

Lauren is a second year PhD student studying glioblastoma progression in David Odde’s lab. She enjoys baking, tasting desserts, and dancing. Lauren joined GWBME because she wants to help with organizing events and promoting connections between BME graduate students, especially between women engineers. As the co-VP of Communications, this year she is looking forward to explore and organize more social event as well as the mentoring program for GWBME.

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VP of Communications - Evelyn Yatckose

Evelyn is a second year MS student using advanced optical imaging techniques in Gordon Smith's lab to study neural circuits over the course of development. In her free time, she enjoys practicing her musical instruments, playing tabletop role-playing games, baking, and skateboarding. Evelyn joined GWBME because she is passionate about fostering a sense of community and support among underrepresented groups in STEM. This year, she is excited to organize social events in pursuit of that passion.