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Students' Association Executive Committee 2014 -2015


Shane Coffing

Coffing, 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 physics, but for now he is enjoying his work, the New Mexico outdoors, and playing music.


Amanda Cvinar

Cvinar is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Cultural Resource Management while working full time in the ENV-ES group. She has lived all over the south eastern United States and graduated from the University of NC at Chapel Hill with degrees focused in Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology. After school, she moved west to Colorado where she worked in various archaeology and museum jobs. She has been at LANL since October 2014 and loves exploring everything northern NM has to offer.


Shuprio Ghosh

Ghosh 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 be continuing 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.


Heather Hughes

Hughes, a writer/editor with Communications and Public Affairs-Communication Arts & Services (CPA-CAS), is deployed to the White Rock Training Center where she develops training materials, and received an award for implementing cutting-edge simulation technology within GET training. Heather has also been an ESL instructor in Ohio working with adult international students from various countries. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in English as a Second Language. In her spare time, Heather can be found on her road bike or spending time with her husband.


Brian Iacona

Iacona is a graduate student working in the Environmental Protection Division.  He attends the University of New Mexico and is pursuing an MS in Water Resources.  He enjoys hiking, biking and skiing in the mountains of northern New Mexico.


Susan Klimowicz

Klimowicz is from Twin Lake, Michigan.  She is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Nanoscience and Microsystems at UNM. Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton and has been working at the Lab for a year. She is a student in MET-1 working on a project for ARIES. Susan likes to participate in all kinds of adventures and other brag-worthy activities.  She also recently adopted a very cute puppy.


Christopher Moore

Moore first came to LANL in 2011 as a student with the Computer Systems, Networking, and Clusters Summer Institute, and came back in 2014 as a Teaching Assistant to the same program, and is now currently a Post-Baccalaureate for HPC-3. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in 2012.


Sanket Navale

Navale is a graduate student intern working in Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics (T-3) at LANL. His work focuses on modeling materials at an atomistic scale to study the effect of irradiation and deformation on structural materials. He is pursuing a PhD in the Materials Science and Engineering department at MIT in Boston, MA. Originally from India, he joined LANL in February 2015 and will continue till the end of summer. In his free time, he likes hiking, swimming, photography,volunteering and reading. Feel free to reach out to him for any help you might need!


Christian Sorensen

Sorensen has a degree in mechanical engineering from New Mexico Tech. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes to LANL with experience as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Squad) Technician in the Air Force. Explosives are his main area of interest: he has designed an explosives containment vessel and worked on explosives detection for WX-9. After his year as a post-bac student at the Lab, Christian plans to attend graduate school in a program specializing in energetic materials. Christian participates in both outdoor sports, climbing and mountain biking, as well as indoor tinkering, quadcopter attempts. He is also active in search and rescue around the state.


Nels Webber

Nels Webber is from Houston, Texas.  He went to NMSU for his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Math minor.  He is currently a graduate student at UNM, pursuing a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with an concentration in Robotics and Control Systems.  He has been at LANL since 2010, working as an undergraduate, post-bacc, and currently graduate student intern.  He worked in WX-9 for several years, and is currently residing at WX-1.  His hobbies include all sports, video games, snowboarding, hiking, airsoft, paintball, and weight lifting.

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