Meet the Team

We are a team of research trainees from across research areas and schools who came together to solve a problem. Members of our team are all volunteers and include independent trainees as well as representatives of student and trainee organizations, both university and national. We would like to thank all of those who have contributed to or endorsed this project, as well as all those who are seeking to improve research training across the country.

In addition to those below, we would like to thank the the several individuals who contributed to this project and who wish to remain anonymous as they fear retribution from their research advisors for their work on this project.


Daniel Curtis
Executive Director, Senior Support Team of New Hampshire
MIT S.M. 2015

Kaylynne Glover
PhD Candidate, Biology
University of Kentucky


Policy Director, Convener
Kaylynne Glover
PhD Candidate, University of Kentucky

Research Director
Jack Wilson
PhD Candidate, Syracuse University

Legislative Director
Eleanor Johnson
PhD Candidate, University of Kentucky

Communications Director
Christine Lewis
PhD Candidate, Arizona State University


Divyansh Kaushik
PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

Dacen Waters
PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

Tamr Atieh
PhD Candidate, Rutgers University

Jon Bomar
PhD Candidate, University of Maine

Aria Byrd
PhD Candidate, University of Kentucky

Kari Chesney
PhD Candidate, University of Missouri

Kristofferson Culmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

Rui T. Gomes
MA Candidate, Syracuse University

Joshua Gyory
PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

Jack Reid
PhD Candidate, MIT

Samantha Stewart
MA Candidate, Ohio University

Torbet McNeil
PhD Student, University of Arizona

Parul Suri
PhD Student, University of Kentucky


Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association

Boston Graduate Federation

Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Assembly

Columbia University Graduate Student Government

Future of Research

Harvard Graduate Council

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Student Congress

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Ohio University Graduate Student Senate

Pennsylvania State University Graduate and Professional Student Association

Rutgers University Graduate Student Association

Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization

University of Arizona Graduate and professional Student Council

University of Arkansas Graduate Professional Student Congress

University of Colorado-Boulder United Government of Graduate Students

University of Kentucky Graduate-Professional Student Congress

University of Maine Graduate Student Government

University of Missouri Graduate-Professional Council

University of Pennsylvania Graduate and Professional Student Association

Washington University Graduate Student Senate