Maheen Rashid is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UC Davis. Rashid completed her undergraduate degree in computer science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences then obtained a master’s degree in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
After obtaining a B.S. in chemistry at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Shabnam Jafari continued her education with a M.S. in organic chemistry from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Today Jafari is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry and molecular medicine at UC Davis and a graduate student researcher.
Shasta McMillen earned a B.S. in clinical nutrition at UC Davis and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in nutritional biology. She is a graduate student researcher in the UC Davis Nutrition Department and a teaching assistant for nutrition courses.
In addition to her research in the lab, McMillen is a former certified yoga instructor.
Diedra Shorty earned a B.S. in chemistry from Clayton State University and her Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Davis. Today she is a graduate student researcher in a lab focusing on discovering innovative methods of disease treatment on a nano-scale level.