Chakira Smith

Born: Jersey City, NJ
Year: Senior
Major: Medical Anthropology/Sociology/ Pre-Med
High School: Howell High School
Favorite Foods: Bajan Shepards Pie, Macaroni and Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks, French Fries
Favorite Music: Everything except Country
Favorite Movies: She's the Man, Easy A, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Hobbies: Reading, Sleeping, Making people laugh, and Trying new things (in reason)
Future Career Goals: Public Health Administrator
On-Campus Activities: WISER, Alpha Chi Omega, CCEL Serves, and CCEL Scholars

Salina Zhang
Vice President

Born: Harbin, China
Year: Senior
Major: Chemical Engineering/Biology
High School: Houghton High School
Favorite Foods: Cheesecake
Favorite Music: Taylor Swift
Favorite Movies: Mean Girls
Hobbies: Reading, Sleeping and Eating
Future Career Goals: OB/GYN  
On-Campus Activities: WISER, USG, Kappa Alpha Theta

Aditi Deshmukh
SEVA Outreach Coordinator

Born: Ailapur, India
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry/Pre-med
High School: Hinsdale Central High School
Favorite Foods: Anything made by my mom, Thai, and Indian fast food
Favorite Music: Bollywood, Taylor Swift, Pop
Favorite Movies: Hum Saath Saath Hain (Hindi)
Hobbies: Dance, Tennis, and Baking yummy cakes
Future Career Goals: Doctor
On-Campus Activities: WISER Exec, SBCC, Nrithya Dance Team, Civic Engagement Scholars

Madeline Gelb
Vice President of Public Relations

Born: Oakland, California
Year: Junior
Major: Macromolecular Science and Engineering (Polymer Engineering)
High School: Oakland Technical High School
Favorite Foods: Ethiopian food, or Indian, or Lebanese, or basically anything
Favorite Music: Vampire Weekend and Musicals
Favorite Movies: The Incredibles and Monster's Inc.
Hobbies: Drooling over design and architecture magazines, eating, laughing
Future Career Goals: Engineer
On-Campus Activities: Undergraduate Representative for the Society For Biomaterials, Volunteer at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, member of the Society of Women Engineers, and member of the Case Engineers Council

Maggie McClarren
Vice President of Outreach

Born: Hilliard, OH
Year: Sophomore
Major: Chemical Engineering
High School: Hilliard Davidson High School
Favorite Foods: Sandwiches, chocolate milk, pizza
Favorite Music: Indie, alternative, soul, funk
Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, The Lego Movie
Hobbies: Drumming, eating, watching the Browns and Buckeyes win
Future Career Goals: Engineer
On-Campus Activities: WISER, Emerging Leaders Program

Katie Ryan
Vice President of Internal Affairs

Born: Erie, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology/Evolutionary Biology
High School: McDowell High School
Favorite Foods: Chocolate, chicken
Favorite Music: Pop, Alternative
Favorite Movies: LOTR, The Dark Knight trilogy
Hobbies: Reading, Playing with animals
Future Career Goals: Veterinarian
On-Campus Activities: WISER Exec, Sigma Psi Fraternity

Emily Kwan
Engineers Week Coordinator

Born: Marlboro, NJ
Year: Sophomore
Major: Chemical Engineering
High School: Biotechnology High School
Favorite Foods: Dried Cranberries, Bubble tea
Favorite Music: Almost Everything
Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Hobbies: Origami, Reading
Future Career Goals: Researcher
On-Campus Activities: WISER Exec

Catherine Passmore
Career Development Coordinator

Born: Cincinnati, OH
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Lebanon high school
Favorite Foods: Ice cream!!
Favorite Music: The Scientist, Pandora
Favorite Movies: Talladega Nights, The Hangover, The Graduate, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Arsenic and Old Lace, Young Frankenstein, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Blues Brothers, Toy Story, The Dark Knight, James Bond, Harvey, Forrest Gump
Hobbies: Baking, boating
Future Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering in manufacturing
On-Campus Activities: WISER, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Think[box] Teaching Assistant

Beth Hodges
Vice President of Finance

Born: Harrisonburg, VA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Material Science and Engineering
High School: Cambridge High School, Cambridge, OH
Favorite Foods: Crab Rangoon and breakfast foods
Favorite Music: Everything!
Favorite Movies: Star Wars
Hobbies: Art, reading, giving safaris and learning to play new instruments
Future Career Goals: I would like to make prosthesis
On-Campus Activities: Symphonic Winds, Undergraduate Materials Science Society, Swing Club

Uma Mahajan
WISER Historian

Born: St. Louis, MO
Year: Freshman
Major: Data Science/Pre - Med
High School: James Logan High School
Favorite Foods: Pasta Salad, Quinoa, Avocados
Favorite Music: Everything & Classical Music before bed
Favorite Movies: Pixar – Favorite = Up & The Sound of Music
Hobbies: Reading, Volunteering, Visiting Museums, Spending time with Friends
Future Career Goals: Physician; MD/PhD
On-Campus Activities: ELP & CCEL Scholars


WISER students are able to gather and meet in their own WISER room. Centrally located on campus, the room is set up for conversation, napping, and working. The lounge also has computers and a printer available.