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Students' Association Executive Committee 2016 -2017

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Matt Dwyer

I am a year into my post-bachelor's appointment with HPC-DES. I grew up in connecticut and went to school at Lynchburg College in Virginia where I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science in May 2015. I have a big brown dog named Guinness. We take advantage of the great outdoor life Los Alamos provides. I play Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse, and Ultimate Frisbee.

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Samantha Burtwistle

Is a post-baccalaureate student and former Nebraska Cornhusker. She's currently working in P-21 under Dr. Malcolm Boshier on a project setting up a potassium Bose-Einstein Condensate before she heads to grad school for Physics in the fall.

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Lucas Woodruff

Hello! I was born and raised in Kansas, GO SPORTING KC!!! In December 2014, I graduated with my Master's in Human Resources. After graduation, my love of the mountains and the outdoors took me to Jackson Hole, WY and then finally to this corky but awesome town called Los Alamos. Random facts would include I enjoy hiking, camping, trail running, game nights, the brewery, and simply hanging with friends. I also find the best view in Los Alamos to be at the patio area of the Smith's grocery store. No joke. My best piece of advice for living here, "you get what you put into give it a chance, get outside, and say yes to having an awesome Summer!"

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Michelle Bourret

Has been working at LANL for the past year in a post-masters student position in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division on the Subsurface Flow and Transport Team. Her work has focused on hydrologic modeling of water and gas flow at the Nevada Test Site. She earned her B.S. in Earth Sciences from UC Santa Cruz and M.S. in Hydrology from New Mexico Tech, and also worked in a water chemistry laboratory a the US Geological Survey in Boulder, Co. Outside of work she enjoys outdoor activiities in Los Alamos ad surrounding areas, including trail running, hiking, skiing , and camping.

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Shane Coffing

Shane, a Physics/Math post-baccalaureate student, is currently working on a hydrodynamics code investigating mesh operators. His other project deals with plasma simulation to study the structure of warm dense plasmas. Soon he will leave to get his PhD in pyhysics, but for now he is enjoying his work, the New Mexico oudoors, and playing music.

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Shuprio Ghosh

Shuprio is from Bangladesh. He has been in Los Alamos since January 2013, and will be graduating from Santa Fe Community College in May. He will continue his studies at a four year college during the Fall 2015 semester, and intends to study engineering (aerospace or mechanical). He loves space science and technology. He enjoys exploring the "unknown." Hiking, photography, skiing, and playing cricket are a few of his favorite things to do in his spare time.

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