Shreyashi Chakdar, Secretary
Shreyashi Chakdar received her BSc in Physics honors from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta and MSc in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee in India before completing PhD in theoretical particle physics from Oklahoma State University. Later she transitioned to University of Virginia as a Pirrung postdoctoral fellow and Colby College, Maine as a visiting assistant professor. Currently she is serving as an Assistant Professor (tenure track faculty position) in the Physics department, College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. At Holy Cross Physics department, she established the DARK𝜈EST research lab which studies theoretical particle physics with an emphasis on model building and collider phenomenology in the sector of Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics on dark matter, neutrinos, cosmology, astroparticle physics and effective field theories. Chakdar has taught courses all across the undergraduate curriculum, both within and outside the physics major requirements and is an advocate for learning physics using active learning methods and making physics accessible to everyone. She is the founder of the Women in Physics at Holy Cross and leads the group’s various activities providing support, mentorship, and career development opportunities to all its members and is a strong proponent to foster diversity and inclusion in physics. Other than FECS, she is also a member of the Forum for Diversity and Inclusion (FDI) and American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and she has co-organized the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) several times in the past.