GREBE Officers

President: Cassie Dresser

*Education: Cassie's hometown is Ovid, NY (Finger Lakes Area). She earned her Bachelors in Biology at Hartwick College, a small liberal arts school in Oneonta, NY. She continued on to earn her Masters in Conservation Biology at Central Michigan University. Currently, Cassie is a third year PhD student in Dr. Ben Fitzpatrick's lab at UTK studying conservation genetics of bog turtles and biology education.

*Fun Fact: Cassie was a dual-sport athlete in college (basketball and volleyball). Despite two ACL tears she went on to play club volleyball and basketball in graduate school and now plays pick-up at UTK.

Vice President: Angela Chuang

*Education: Angela comes from the Bay Area in California, where she completed a B.Sc. at the University of California Berkeley. She majored in Molecular Environmental Biology with a concentration in Entomology, which is a fancy way of saying that she has chased down (and accidentally aspirated) her fair share of insects and spiders in her day. After a year of various post-graduate international field research experiences, she began her PhD at UT in Dr. Susan Riechert's lab. Angela is currently a 3rd year student with broad interests in invasion biology, behavioral ecology, arachnology, and a handful of other -ologies. 

*Fun Fact: Angela has more than just a passing curiosity with entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, and hopes to find others to share in her gastronomical forays. 

Secretary: John Reese

*Education: John was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and thought that it was awesome enough
that he should stay for an extra four years and get his Bachelor's degree at Moravian College. After taking a couple of years off, he started his Master's degree in the Williams Lab at UTK in the Fall of 2013, eventually decided to switch to a Ph.D. His research interests are plant reproductive evolution and development. Other tangential scientific interests include the evolution of chemical herbivore defenses in plants, neuroscience and cognition, and philosophy of science.

*Fun fact: John doesn't believe in fun or facts. Alternatively, he can't think of what to put here. 

Treasurer: Christopher Peterson

*Education: Christopher is from Ocean Springs, MS. He earned his B.S. in Biological Science at the University of Arkansas. He is a third year Masters student in Sandy Echternacht's lab and is studying whether color variation in Anolis conspersus is associated with wider ecological, morphological, or genetic variation. Other research interests include evolutionary ecology, invasive species, biostatistics, and herpetology. 

*Fun fact: Rumors that his hat is responsible for [Redacted] are entirely unfounded.

Past GREBE Officers:

President: Christine Dumoulin
Vice President: Rachel Fovargue
Secretary: Cassie Dresser
Treasurer: Brian Looney

President: Riley Bernard
Vice President: Katie Massana
Secretary: Christine Dumoulin
Treasurer: Joe Hughes

President: Sara Kuebbing
Vice President: Riley Bernard
Secretary: Lacy Chick
Treasurer: Sharon Clemmensen

President: Katie Stuble
Vice President: Mariano Rodriguez-Cabal
Secretary: Lacy Chick
Treasurer: Sara Kuebbing

President: Mariano Rodriguez-Cabal
Vice President: Katie Stuble
Secretary: Romina Dimarco
Treasurer: Sara Kuebbing

President: Matt Niemiller
Vice President: Graham Reynolds
Secretary: Audra Galasso
Treasurer: Premal Shah

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