Past Members

Thank you to the following people for their contributions to the initiative!


Valerie Fako Miller, PhD, Liason, Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division

Valerie served as a liaison from the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Association. She helped bring UChicago postdocs and speakers to ChiSTEM events including the annual IWD symposium. We are grateful for the work Valerie did regarding outreach and IWD!







Grace Bellinger, STEM Circuits Study Design and Implementation Director, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University

Grace was a vital part of the STEM Circuits initial organization committee. She organized the first STEM Circuits survey which provided valuable insight from our participants. Thank you Grace for your contributions to the Initiative!








Claudia B. Späni, PhD, Social Media Coordinator, Postdoctoral Fellow, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

During her time at Northwestern University, Claudia was a vital member of the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative. She is the founder of our blog and did an amazing job as our Social Media Coordinator on Twitter. Best of luck to her as she continues the work of the initiative in Switzerland. We will miss you Claudia!