Brooke Danielsson, Ph.D.
Brooke received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2022. She is currently a Postdoctoral Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine in the department of Cell Biology. Brooke, a dyslexic herself, started EPIC in 2018 with the goal to bring more dyslexic students into STEM. For fun, she enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband and playing with her new baby boy and two puppies!
Jessanne Lichtenberg, M.S.
EPIC STEM Instructor and a Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at VCU. Jessanne's research is focused on investigating tumor metastasis using a microphysiological system to mimic the tumor microenvironment. In her free time, Jessanne enjoys cooking, baking, drawing, and playing board/card games!
Corinne Leonard, B.S.
Social Media Manager
EPIC STEM Instructor and Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering at VCU. Corinne's research focuses on mimicking the tumor microenvironment with microphysiological platforms and investigating the biomechanical cues associated with cancer metastasis. In her free time, Corinne enjoys baking, playing with the Peppas at VCU Basketball games, and crafting.
Krista Gauthier, BA , MA
Krista has been a Mentor of EPIC since 2020. She is the Executive Director of the Sliding Doors STEM & Dyslexia Learning Center (SDSquared), a non-profit organization based in the DC area that provides 1-on-1 reading intervention and STEM enrichment to elementary aged students with dyslexia. Sliding Doors' mission is to change the conversation about dyslexia education and create future STEM and business leaders, by building confidence in children with dyslexia and equipping educators with tools to help these children reach their full potential. Krista first conceived of SDSquared when, as a parent of a dyslexic child, she noticed that the access she was able to provide her daughter, in both remediation and STEM enrichment, was denied to so many. Krista has a B.A. (Boston College) and M.A. (Northeastern University) in English Literature. In her free time, Krista enjoys running, reading, hiking, kayaking, and raising her two girls.
Lori Floyd-Miller, M.Ed.
VCU's Graduate Programs Coordinator
Lori is the Graduate Programs Coordinator for VCU’s College of Engineering and a major supporter of all things EPIC! Lori helped turn the idea of EPIC into a reality, and has been continuously encouraging EPIC’s mission of using multi-sensory learning and creativity to teach STEM!
Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, M.S, M.A.
VCU's Director of Government and Community Outreach
Jenilee is the Director of Government and Community Outreach at VCU. She has been a supporter of EPIC from the beginning and helped bring it to life! Thanks to Jenilee for promoting EPIC, recruiting volunteers, and for encouraging the diversity of learning!
Current Volunteers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Aamna Siddiqui, Undergraduate Student in Biomedical Engineering
Amanda Pearson, Undergraduate Student in Biomedical Engineering
Corinne Leonard, Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Jessica Cornthwaite, Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Kennedy Westry, Undergraduate Student in Computer Science
Kristin Kim, Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering
Leia Troop, Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Lila Schandler, Undergraduate Student in Mechanical Engineering
Mariam Williams, Undergraduate Student in Biomedical Engineering
Santiago Lopez, Undergraduate Student in Biomedical Engineering
Sydnie Tran, Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Valencia Carter, Undergraduate Student in Computer Science
Al-noor Ikram, Undergraduate Student at VCU
Austin Gouldin, Graduate Student at VCU
Daniel Sop, Graduate Student at VCU
Ethan Brown, Graduate Student at VCU
James Danielsson, Graduate Student at VCU
James Redden, Graduate Student at VCU
Jolene Cabe, Lab Manager at VCU
Katie Tieu, Graduate Student at VCU & Former Co-Director
Logan Petry, Graduate Student at VCU
Tracy Tarlton, Former Social Media Chair