Dr. Lisa J. Kaufman (she/her/hers)
BS Physics and Mathematics from William and Mary in 2000, MS (2000) and Ph.D. (2007) Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst working on parity violation at Jefferson Lab. While a grad student, Lisa was involved with Women in Physics groups, served as a representative for departmental and laboratory graduate student groups, and was involved in many outreach activities such as BEAMS at JLab, Science Bowl volunteer, and JLab Open House volunteer. After a post-doc position with the University of Maryland, she was an assistant professor at Indiana University (IU) working on neutrinoless double beta decay research with the EXO-200 and nEXO collaborations. She has given public lectures, performed outreach at local schools, served as both mentor and mentee in various programs, organized Women in Physics group and events, volunteered with LSAMP Indiana, and worked on establishing the APS-Bridge Program at IU. In 2017, she became a scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where she is an active member of the Committee for Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Employee Resource Group emphasizing work with underrepresented groups in physics and engineering. She spearheaded the application for, and is co-leading, the SLAC APS-IDEA team. Within her collaboration, she helped to create the Code of Conduct and is now chair of the Code of Conduct committee and is an active member of the collaboration EDI committee.
Brian Zamarripa Roman (he/him)
Born and raised in the metropolitan borderland of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Brian earned his bachelor's degree physics degree at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2015. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Central Florida working on qualitative re-conceptualizations of success in physics to expand cultural notions of success through the amplification and inclusion of the perspectives of women in physics. In addition to scholarly contributions, Brian maintains an active engagement with the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP), the AAPT Committee on Diversity in Physics, and the Physics Education Research Consortium of Graduate Students.