Chapter Leadership

To contact the leadership, please email ivgcf@rso.wisc.edu

Student Leadership

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Polly Yu
President

I am a PhD student in the math department, working on models of biochemical reaction networks. In case you are wondering what mathematicians do, there are days when I do stare at a piece of paper, doodle. More often it's doing small examples to observe patterns. Outside of work, I enjoy the casual reading and drawing or otherwise daydreaming; I'm only starting to really acknowledge the importance of rest in life! I am looking forward to serving the fellowship this year; in all aspects of our lives, may we rely on God and always turn to Him.

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Stephen Lee
Vice President

I am in my fifth year of graduate school, pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science. In particular, I study the manipulation, execution, and analysis of computer programs, often by other computer programs. Outside of my work, I enjoy bicycling and playing violin, which I studied for sixteen years, and serve in the music ministry at my church. I look forward to serving the fellowship by coordinating our Integration Groups and coordinating with the University.

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Ashley Henry
Small Group Coordinator

As a second year Botany PhD candidate, I am studying root growth in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. In particular I am studying which genes control the dynamic growth rate of cells as they elongate and mature. Along with my studies, I enjoy scuttling amongst plant life, reading murder mysteries, and sharpening my color-coding organizational skills. I am looking forward to getting to know you this year while I serve as Small Group Coordinator. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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Giselle Negrette
Large Group Coordinator

I am a 4th year PhD candidate in the department of Curriculum & Instruction. My research focuses on Bi/multilingual Education and International Comparative Education. I study how language intersects with social constructions such as race/ethnicity and social class in school settings. Outside of my work, I enjoy reading, traveling, dancing and getting to know new people. I am looking forward to serving you as the Large Group Coordinator.

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Lisa Moore
Community Life Coordinator

I am a fourth-year PhD student in the school psychology program. I work with kids and study how to adapt academic and mental health evidence-based interventions for linguistic minority students. Outside of school work, I enjoy delicious food, traveling, cheering on Pittsburgh sports teams, reading for fun, and spending quality time with friends and family. Please contact me (via the contact form, Facebook page, or IV email address) if you would like to meet up for coffee, if you have questions about upcoming events, or if you have ideas for new events we can do as a fellowship!

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Antonio Byrd
Administrator

I am a 5th year PhD candidate in the English Department's Composition and Rhetoric doctoral program. I study how racial identities and racial ideologies influence digital literacies learning and practices. My specific research project looks at the experiences of African American adults attending a code bootcamp. If you ever see me in person and want to break the ice, mention one or all of these things that I enjoy in my spare time: playing guitar, watching anime, jogging on the Lakeshore Path, playing boardgames with friends, watching movies, and attending music festivals/concerts. Communication is key to building God's Kingdom, and I pray the Holy Spirit guides me as I inform the Fellowship of the latest news and events!

Staff

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Jon Dahl
Staff Worker

My training and background is in agronomy and engineering. I worked for the USDA for 5 years. However, for the last 15 years I have been studying grad students and faculty as an IVCF staffworker. My wife, Julie, and I have two boys, Erik and Hans. We live on the near west side not far from the UW. Besides my interest & commitment to seeing 'thy kingdom come and thy will be done' at UW, I enjoy reading, travel, construction, theology, fabrication, anything with a motor, history, literature, bikes, hiking, canoeing, the Terrace with friends, etc. You get the idea.

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Jeff Hardin
On-Campus Advisor

Jeff Hardin received his B.S. in Zoology and B.A. in German from Michigan State University. He received a Master of Divinity degree at the International School of Theology in Southern California, during which he met his wife, Susie. After seminary Jeff returned to academic science at the University of California-Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in Biophysics. After postdoctoral work at Duke University, Jeff joined the Zoology Department at UW in 1991, where he is currently a full professor and chair. Jeff's research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of embryonic development. Jeff is faculty director of the Biology Core Curriculum, a four-semester honors biology sequence for undergraduates. Jeff is the only scientist who is a professor of Religious Studies, and he is co-Director of the Isthmus Society, a campus organization committed to promoting dialogue between science and religion on the UW campus and in the Madison community. Jeff and Susie have two adult sons, Jon and Christopher.