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Kevin Regan, McDougal Fellow

Kevin Regan is a fifth-year graduate student in the Chemistry department. His main research interest is in using spectroscopy to study how photoinduced charge carriers act within metal oxide materials. Charge transport through semiconductor materials is an important process to developing a working photoelectrochemical cell to utilize solar energy. Prior to Yale, he received his B.S. in Chemistry from Bates College. Outside of research, he enjoys playing tennis, hanging out with his dogs, and spending time in the mountains. Kevin joined the Office of Career Strategy in the fall of 2017.

Charlotte Kiechel, McDougal Fellow

Charlotte Kiechel is a third-year PhD Student in the History Department. Her research interests include: the history and memory of the Holocaust, comparative colonialism, and political and cultural responses to mass trauma. Before coming to Yale, Charlotte graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College, where she majored in History and Asian Studies. After graduation, Charlotte served as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Thailand, worked as a researcher at the American Folk Art Museum, and, finally, spent a year as an Associate at a private-equity firm in New York. All these experiences made Charlotte excited to not only come back to academia, but also help support other graduate students in their own career exploration process. She joined the Office of Career Strategy in the fall of 2016.

Amrutasri Nori-Sarma

Amruta Nori-Sarma joined the Office of Career Strategy in the fall of 2014 as a Graduate Student Peer Adviser, advising Yale undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering / sciences. Amruta graduated from Princeton in 2008 with a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and spent 2 years after graduation working in Finance at the intersection of environment, technology, and the markets before returning to grad school to get her Masters in Public Health at Columbia. After her MPH, Amruta spent a year conducting research in India as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow, examining and redefining the fundamental criteria for declaring heat waves in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The work from that year will form the basis of her dissertation examining the impacts of extreme temperature and air pollution on public health in urban centers of India, through the PhD program at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. When she's not hopping on and off trains and buses in India for her research, Amruta enjoys reading, dancing, surfing, seeking out adrenaline rushes and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Oltman

Katie joined the office of Career Strategy as a Graduate Peer Advisor in the summer of 2015. She works with students considering graduate school in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, and she loves helping guide people through the (sometimes confusing) process! Her undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology (and minor degrees in Math, Classics, and Gender Studies) have given her a wide range of experiences to draw on and make her particularly well-suited to this multi-disciplinary role. In her capacity as a Ph.D student, Katie studies the antecedents and consequences of group perception and cohesion under Dr. Jack Dovidio, and is an active member of the Social Psychology program at Yale.

Nathan Nguyen, McDougal Fellow

Nathan Nguyen is fourth-year PhD student in Cell Biology. He comes to Yale from California, where he studied molecular biology, bioinformatics, and astrophysics at the University of California – Santa Cruz. One of his main research interests is astrobiology, so he spent some time, as an undergraduate, working for NASA to develop biofuel and recycling methods for space missions. Currently his research focuses on basic science research on a cellular process called macroautophagy. Nathan likes to talk about scientific research, professional development, and life as a graduate student, and his hobbies include reading, singing karaoke, cooking, and board/video games. Nathan joined the Office of Career Strategy as a Graduate Student Fellow in fall 2017.

Linshu Li, McDougal Fellow

Linshu Li is a fifth-year PhD student in the Applied Physics Department, and works on theories of quantum information processing that can potentially enable powerful computation and ultra-secure communication. He believes it is important for students to care and stay updated on real-world issues and start planning career path early; this is what drove him to join OCS in the fall of 2017. Beyond research, he is interested in deep-tech, venture capital and entrepreneurship. In the summer of 2017, he was with ZhenFund, a Beijing-based angel fund, as an investment intern and, with team, invested in two TMT companies. In his early years at Yale, he was vice president in the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Yale and Yale U.S.-China Forum. Linshu obtained his BS (with honors) in physics from Nanjing University, China.

Wenping Zhou, McDougal Fellow

Wenping Zhou is a fifth-year PhD student in the cell biology department of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program. Her research focuses on dissecting the role of Akt in endothelial cells in temporal and spatial resolution via optogenetic tools both in cellular content and animal model. Before coming to Yale, Wenping completed her Bachelor degree in life sciences at Nanjing University, China. In her free time, she likes exploring new sports and skills like snowboarding, playing squash and practicing karate.