Each year, WISE RP selects a group of students to lead tours and interact with incoming students during Campus Day and other events the University of Michigan hosts for incoming students. By clicking on the names below, you can read more about each member of our team and their favorite memories of WISE RP!
Hometown: Potterville, MI
Research: I am currently a research assistant in the Singer Lab. Our research focuses on themechanisms of obesity-induced immune system activation and myelopoiesis in children and adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I work in the Endocrinology and Diabetes clinic to recruit participants, complete eye exams, and obtain other sources of data.
Advice: Joining a Michigan Learning Community was the best decision I have made coming to the University of Michigan. I have met so many incredible people through WISE who shares the same values and interests as me. Take advantage of all the amazing opportunities here at the University of Michigan and get out of your comfort zone!
Hometown: St. Joseph, Michigan
Major: Environmental Engineering
Activity: I'm a member of the Society of Women Engineers. In this organization, I volunteer for outreach events to encourage women to be in STEM fields as well as various community service events.
Favorite WISE RP Memory: My favorite WISE memory was when we painted the rock on Washtenaw. This was at the very beginning of the school year, and I got to meet so many WISE members and show our school and Learning Community pride.
Advice: Don't worry about your major! So many students come here thinking they need to decide on a major before setting foot on campus, but that is not true at all. Once you get here, there are so many resources that weren't available to you in high school. Take advantage of outside lectures, your classes, and mentoring events offered by WISE and MRADS and your decision will become so much easier.
Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Major: Computer science
Activities: I am a part of BLUElab Biogas International Team, which is working on making and maintaining a biodigester (takes in waste and produces fuel). I am also a part of Girl in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (gEECS) on the professional development team. And I do research on the relationship between weaving and mathematics/computer science.
Favorite WISE RP Memory: My favorite WISE RP memory was our open-door night when there was lots of music, food, and dancing in the hallways. You can't beat singing to High School Musical and Mr. Brightside with 40 other girls.
Advice: It can be hard finding your group even in a living learning community, but it will happen! Forget about who you were and focus on who you want to be, because in college you can start over and be that person. Don't waste your time doing things that don't excite or inspire you; you get to make your own decisions now.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Public Health
Activities: Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, Bangladeshi Student Association
Favorite WISE RP Memory: My favorite memory was during our WISE RP Alumni Weekend! I felt so inspired and motivated after hearing about where these former WISE women came from and all the big and important things they are currently doing.
Advice: The transition into college can seem intimidating, but stay authentic and open-minded. This is also a really exciting time of our lives; embrace it with open arms!