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Students' Association Executive Committee 2013 -2014


Ayesha Arefin

Ayesha Arefin (Tumpa) is currently a graduate student in B-10.  She attends the University of New Mexico where she is a PhD student pursuing a degree in Nanoscience and Microsystems.  Ayesha’s research project is titled, “Artificial Tissue Engineering.”  Originally from Bangladesh, she has been in Los Alamos for ~2.5 years.  She enjoys photography, running, rock climbing and hiking.


Miranda Bradley

Miranda Bradley, is from Upland, CA.  She was born in Albuquerque, NM…and raised in Southern CA.  She moved back to NM for college.  She attended NMSU for her undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing with an emphasis in communication.  She will be pursuing her MBA at NMSU.  She’s been at LANL since 2011, working as an undergraduate and post-bacc student intern, soon to be transitioning into a graduate student.  She has been in the ENV-ES group, working on the P2 and EMS teams.  She will be joining CFO and their MBA student cohort program.


Elizabeth Hjelvik

My name is Elizabeth Hjelvik, I am currently a high school senior and I will be graduating at the end of May. During the fall of 2014 I will be attending The University of New Mexico and will pursue a degree in Biochemistry. I was born and raised in Los Alamos so I am very familiar with the people and activities that occur in town. Don’t hesitate to get a hold of me on Facebook or on Lab email if you have any questions!


Lauren Moore

Hello! My name is Lauren Moore and I am from Rio Rancho, NM. I am a graduate student, working towards my Master’s in Business Administration. I am currently attending New Mexico State University. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management, also from New Mexico State.


Nels Webber

Nels Webber, is from Houston, TX.  He moved to Los Alamos, NM in grade school and graduated from Los Alamos High School.  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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