Our Executive Board Members, displayed below, keep GWAMIT up and running:

Molly Bird, Executive Chair
I am a third year PhD student in the Biological Engineering Department. My current research focuses on exploring how MK2 regulates the cellular stress response after DNA damage. I received Read More
Yinying Ren, Executive Chair
I am a fourth year PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Department. My research focuses on developing functional polymeric materials for water remediation. I graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 Read More
Katie Redfield, Events Chair
I am a second year MD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. My research in the Silver Lab is focused on generating therapeutic fusion proteins that localize Read More
Sarah Bi, Finance Chair
I am a second year student in the Computational and Systems Biology PhD program and this year’s GWAMIT finance chair. My research focuses on the relationship between the human microbiome Read More
Nicole Aponte, Publicity Chair
I am a fifth-year graduate student in the Biology Department. My current research focuses on structural changes induced by neuronal competition, a common feature of developing nervous systems that, if gone Read More
Elizabeth Harwood, Events Chair
I am a first year Ph.D. student in Social and Engineering Systems. My research focuses on evaluating technology for poverty reduction. I am glad to have joined the board of Read More


Our awesome Department Representatives keep us apprised of the status of graduate women in each department at MIT, and let the women in their department know about GWAMIT events and initiatives. If you don’t see your department on this list, we need you to represent your department to GWAMIT! Contact us to find out more.

Arithmancy: Hermione Granger (E-mail)
Biology: Renin Hazan (E-mail)
Biological Engineering: Breanna Stillo (E-mail)
Brain & Cognitive Sciences: Eghbal Hosseini (E-mail)
Center for Clean Water & Clean Energy: Sarah Alhumoud (E-mail)
Chemical Engineering: Kristin Severson (E-mail)
Chemistry: Allena Goren (E-mail)
Comparative Media Studies: Laurel Carney (E-mail)
Divination: Parvati Patil (E-mail)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science: Irene Chen (E-mail) Sumaiya Nazeen (E-mail)
Health Sciences & Technology: Nil Gural (E-mail) and Swati Kataria (E-mail)
IDSS and Sloan School of Management: Sahar Hashmi, MD (E-mail)
Linguistics & Philosophy: Ruth Brillman (E-mail) and Samia Hesni (E-mail)
Mathematics: Isabel Vogt (E-mail)
Mechanical Engineering: Yvana Ahdab (E-mail)
Materials: Sarah Goodman (E-mail)
Operations Research Center: Deeksha Sinha (E-mail)
Physics: Juliana Park (E-mail)
Technology & Policy Program: Mahsa Nami (E-mail) and Roxanne Rahnama (E-mail)