Ariel Dotts is a PhD student in the Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) at Northwestern University. She received her B.S. in biology at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and her M.S. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She works in the Bulun laboratory where she investigates the role of Progesterone receptor and Estrogen receptor in preterm labor. In addition to CGSA, Ariel is on the DGP Student Council, President of Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS), a volunteer in the StAMP program, a student-to-student mentoring program, and on The Graduate School Child & Family Advisory Board. In her spare time, Ariel loves playing outside with her daughter Ariana, reading, and playing video games with her husband.
Andrew is a Ph.D. student at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Health Sciences Integrated Program with a focus in Health Services and Outcomes Research. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular Cell Biology and minor in Law and Society from Cornell University. He received his Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University. His previous research work has been with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Tufts Medical Center, Harvard University School of Public Health, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. His previous experiences in policy and administration were with the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Health and Human Services in Boston and Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. He also has been involved with governing bodies at Cornell University, Columbia University, and University of Pennsylvania.
Rummi is a PhD candidate in Northwestern’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN). She hails from the corner of the US, and she completed a degree at the University of Washington under the false pretense that they give you a Huskie along with the degree. She is a member of Dr. Al George’s lab, where she experiences the joys of patching neurons all day everyday. In her free time, she stalks the streets of Chicago asking people if they need a babysitter for their cats.