Our executive board is comprised of STEM professionals who share a vision of connecting scientists of all backgrounds and interests. ADSE executive board positions will be open to previous leaders of local chapters.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Osvaldo was born in Salamanca, GTO (Mexico) and raised in Sacramento, CA. He attended Sacramento City College and transferred to UCLA in 2006. He graduated in 2009 with B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from UCLA and moved back to northern California to enroll in graduate studies at UC Davis. He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 under the guidance of Prof. Dean J. Tantillo. He then moved across the country to work with Prof. Marisa C. Kozlowksi at the University of Pennsylvania where he used computational and experimental tools to study transition-metal catalyzed processes.
Osvaldo Gutierrez, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, College Park
BOARD OF OFFICERS
Ryan earned a B.S. in chemistry (biochemistry concentration) from Wake Forest University in 2014. There, he worked in the laboratory of Prof. Ronald Noftle as an undergraduate research assistant. Ryan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University, working in the laboratory of Prof. Kim Dunbar, where he researches the potential biomedical applications of dirhodium(II,II), specifically in the field of photodynamic therapy.
Local-National Relations Coordinator
Noelle was raised in Maryland and New York. She graduated with a B.S. in chemistry and minor in Spanish from New York University in 2012. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 under the guidance of Prof. Omar Yaghi on metal-organic frameworks. She then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in the Energy Nanomaterials Department. She is currently a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working in the Materials Science Division and for the National Ignition Facility.
Noelle Catarineu, Ph.D.
Secretary and Funding Coordinator
Sarah was born in Stamford, CT and grew up in Virginia and Connecticut. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a degree in chemistry and a minor in environmental studies in 2013 and is currently pursuing a doctorate researching protein-protein interactions and peptidomimetics in the lab of Paramjit Arora at New York University.
V.P. of Technology & Communications
Jordan was born and raised in Connellsville, PA. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend Washington & Jefferson College in nearby Washington, PA, where he earned his B.A. in chemistry with a minor in Spanish. In 2018, Jordan began working on completing his Ph.D. in chemistry at New York University. Under the guidance of Prof. Tania Lupoli, Jordan uses chemical biology techniques to develop and evaluate novel therapies for infectious diseases.
V.P. of Outreach
Steven is the co-president and a co-founder of ADSE. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2010 from New York University and his PhD in organic chemistry in 2015 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently an assistant professor of chemistry at Northeastern University, where he directs a research group that utilizes computational chemistry and machine learning techniques to design catalysts for organic photoredox reactions.
Steven Lopez, Ph.D.
Luis was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and moved at the age of 11 to Los Angeles, California. He received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from CSU Dominguez Hills in 2001, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCLA in 2006 working under the supervision of M. A. Garcia-Garibay and K. N. Houk in the area of solid-state photochemistry. Switching to materials chemistry, he went to UCSB as a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow to work under the supervision of C. J. Hawker at the Materials Research Laboratory before joining Columbia as a faculty member. At Columbia, his group’s research interests lie in polymer chemistry, self-assembly, and organic electronic materials.
Luis Campos, Ph.D.
Richmond was born in Bechem, Ghana but grew up predominantly in Bolgatanga (northern Ghana), Livingstone (Zambia, central Africa) and Lobatse (Botswana, southern Africa). He was first introduced to organic chemistry as a Cambridge 'A' Level student at the Maru-A-Pula school in Gaborone, Botswana. In 1991, he began his undergraduate studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he was first introduced into organic chemistry research in Rebecca's Hoye group. He conducted his graduate studies at Princeton University in Prof. Martin F. Semmelhack's lab, studying functional analogs of the enediyne antitumor antibiotics. After a postdoctorate with Brian Stoltz at Caltech, he joined the faculty at Berkeley in 2004. He is currently developing methodology to access a series of 7- and 5-membered ring fused bicycles.
Richmond Sarpong, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Fernando was born and raised in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. He did his undergraduate studies at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (a.k.a Monterrey Tech), where he earned his LCQ degree (Licenciado en Ciencias Químicas) in 2006. He then moved closer to home to study graduate school at University of California Los Angeles, where he received a PhD in inorganic chemistry, under the supervision of Prof. Omar M. Yaghi, specializing in synthesis and powder diffraction crystallography of covalent-organic frameworks. Fernando became an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Central Florida in the Fall 2013. His research interests are focused on new applications for metal-organic frameworks with complex properties.
Fernando Uribe-Romo, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida