Special thanks to our 2022 GWIS National Conference Committee!

Morgan Walcheck

I recently graduated from UW-Madison with a Ph.D. in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. At UW Madison, my research focused on understanding the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in the development of pancreatic cancer. During my time with the Madison chapter of GWIS, I served as national liaison and then as president. As my time at UW Madison was wrapping up, I moved into the Conference Coordinator role to help plan the 2022 National Conference for Graduate Women in Science occurring in Madison, WI. In addition to planning the conference, I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, working to understand the environmental influences that affect the development of hematopoietic stem cells.  

Monica Ridlon

I’m a first-year Molecular & Environmental Toxicology Ph.D. student in Dr. Kimberly Keil-Stietz’s lab, and we study how polychlorinated biphenyls affect the bladder and urinary function. When I’m not in the lab or organizing the 2022 GWIS National Conference, you can find me reading a book, hammocking, or drinking coffee – maybe all at the same time.