Current E-board Members

Interested in joining our e-board? Good news! We’re accepting applications until April 8th!


President- Helena Yan ‘18

Major: Neuroscience
Interests: I’m really into bookbinding, playing the piano, and walking aimlessly while listening to music/podcasts. I also started dancing ballet in college! Some TV shows that I’m following: Sherlock, Elementary, Bones, Jane the Virgin.
Pun/Joke: Ryan Gosling neuroscience memes, which can pass as biology… right? (here’s a sample)

Co Vice Presidents- Silpa Karipineni ‘18 & Maria Khouri ‘18

Silpa Karipineni ’18

Major: Economics
Interests: Public Health, Animals, Rowing, Netflix
Pun/Joke: Did you hear about Oxygen and Magnesium dating? OMg!

Maria Khouri ‘18
Major: Biology
Minor: Psychology
Interests:  I am highly interested in biology, more specifically, molecular and cellular biology. After working in an immunology lab, I have been fascinated by how the immune system works and how it can be improved to help cancer patients. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, which I have played ever since I was in the sixth grade. I also enjoy playing the piano.
Pun/Joke: Organic chemistry is difficult. Those who study it have alkynes of trouble.

Treasurer- Teresa Chen ‘18
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Majors: Biology and Economics
Interests:  I have an irrational fear of snakes and dogs, and absolutely hate melted ice cream. My free time is often times spent playing the flute, reading a book, and chilling with my friends. I was raised in Taiwan so I tend to obsess over Chinese food, Asian food, and anything in between. When I’m not in school, I enjoy traveling the world and cracking down on movie marathons with my family.
Pun/Joke: Why was the scuba diver failing Biology? Because he was below “C” level.

Secretary- Yelim Lee ‘18
Major: Anthropology
Minor: Chemistry
Interests: Wushu, fencing, video games, drawing
Pun/Joke: Respect bacteria, it’s the only culture some people have. (Credit to Synthia Hernandez)

Research Coordinator- Kanupriya Gupta ‘18
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: South Asian Studies
Interests: Matlab, Listening to Indian Classical Music, Advocating Feminism, Dismantling the Patriarchy, Reading Papers on Pubmed
Pun/Joke: Q: Did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium? A: It went OK.

Head Lecture Chair & Outreach Coordinator- Christina He ‘18
Majors: Biology and Studio Art
Interests: Reproductive medicine/ART (assisted reproductive technology), fashion, and art
Pun/Joke: I’m sorry, are you a mutated premature stop codon? Because you’re talking nonsense!

Lunch Series Lecture Chair- Priyanka Basak ‘18
Major: Biological Sciences
Interests: I’ve had a serious interest in organismal biology and health sciences since I was young. I’m involved in projects in Wellesley’s honey bee lab, and also have spent time studying honey bees outside of Wellesley at Oregon State University. Outside of the sciences, I act as the WZLY events coordinator and I host a weekly radio show. I also love spending time with friends, hiking, and watching bad 90s sitcoms.

Dessert Series Lecture Chair- Alyssa Li ‘19
Major: Biochemistry
Interests: I love to play the piano! It is the one thing that I can rely on to relax and clear my mind. I also love to swim, go out for a jog every now and then, travel, explore, and try new things.
Pun/Joke: Are you full of beryllium, gold, and titanium? Because you are Be-Au-Ti-Full!

Women in Science Lecture Chair- Helene Alt ‘18/DS
Major: Chemistry
Interests: Academically, I enjoy studying the sciences but I am particularly interested in environmental chemistry. I love to spend time outdoors walking, hiking, kayaking, and especially birding! I like to read and watch some of my favorite TV shows, The Office, Parks and Rec, and Seinfeld.
Pun/Joke: What is the most important rule in chemistry? Never lick the spoon!

Department Liaison- Lily Mohr ‘19
Lily Mohr, class of 2019, is a chemistry major and a pre-med student. She likes thinking about  molecular geometry, pharmacology and big data analytics. Her primary research focus is alternative drug delivery methods. Lily produces podcasts, and DJs for WZLY, Wellesley’s radio station. She’d crack a chemistry joke on the sly, but the best ones argon

Spam Mistress- Carly Sprague ‘19
Majors: Biological Sciences and French
Interests: Learning about molecular/cellular biology, going to science talks, watching mystery shows, napping the science library, talking about how much I love Seattle, and drinking tea. You can also find me in Ballet PE class, Art Club, The Wellesley Review, Clio History Club, the Science Center, and Starbucks (where I will be drinking tea).

Web Mistress- Catherine Xie ‘19
Majors: Biochemistry and French
Interests: Running (you’ll probably find me at xc/track practice!),  Harry Potter (proud Hufflepuff!), Le Petit Prince, Sherlock, The Office, Parks and Recreation, personal writing, puppies, The Temper Trap, Ingrid Michaelson, Jack Johnson, mint chip gelato, and occasionally throwing in some sass…
Senator- Alaina Zhang ‘18
Major: Biological Chemistry
Minor: Art Studio
Interests: Computer games, baking, cats, and other small fluffy animals
Pun/Joke: What do you do with a sick chemist? Try helium, curium, and if all else fails just barium.

Princeton Review Representative- Michelle Duan ‘18

First-Year Liaison- Meg Barry ’20
Major: Undeclared
Interests: science, baking, playing ukulele, baking some more, and dogs