About Us

VUWiSE is an established organization, working to develop support in the following focus areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Professional development
  • Science outreach to the community
  • Women in science and engineering with children

If you are interested in participating in VUWiSE in any capacity, please visit our Join Us page, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. For questions, please contact us at vanderbilt.wise@gmail.com.

Our Mission

VUWiSE aims to develop a community of women in science, engineering and mathematics at Vanderbilt University and their supporters. We work to support the personal and professional development of these women at all levels of their careers, through networking, mentoring, seminars, and other events focused on professional development.

Leadership: 2024-2025

President Graduate/Professional: Melanie Padalino

Vice President: Heather Hartmann

Secretary/Communication Chair: Rachel Koh

Treasurers: Destiny Harrison & Catherine Mao

Social Chairs: Kayley Knollman & Ella Weaverling

Mentorship Chair:  Rachel Moen & Carissa Kim

Outreach Chairs: Laurel Bellocchio, Grace Decker, & Sefika Ozturk

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Senta V Greene

Leadership: 2023-2024

President Graduate/Professional: Melanie Padalino

President Undergraduate: Michaela Reif

Secretary/Communication Chair: Scarlett Chen

Treasurers: Mamatha Reddy Tamilisetti & Laurel Bellocchio

Social Chairs: Baylee McIntyre & Zoey Yijin Shen

Mentorship Chair: Heather Hartmann & Rachel Moen

Outreach Chairs: Katherine Webb & Nadia McGlynn

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Senta V Greene

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