The President manages the board and makes sure the organization keeps to its goals and plans. The President is also the UWIP representative to the UCSD Physics Department.

  Ashley Warner 

Ashley Warner is a physics major who is stuck doing one of the Triple S’s (studying, sleeping, or snowboarding). Frequently referred to as “Miss Physics” amongst non-physicist peers, she researches quantum behaviors in periodic materials and also works for YouTube’s Physics Girl. Contact the president through the UWiP email, or for a faster response, at about any questions, particularly if you are not sure about which member to contact!


Vice President

The Vice President is next in line for the throne, the Leo McGarry to the President’s Bartlett, in charge of making sure everything is running smoothly.

Akanksha Saha

She is a second year physics student.



The Secretary keeps record of attending members at events, and assists with planning events and maintaining the organization of the organization.

Nina Shirman

Nina Shirman is a third year astrophysics major. She is currently doing research in stellar astrophysics, studying stars at the end of their lives. After she graduates, she plans to pursue her interests in grad school. She enjoys reading, writing, playing piano, and watching Netflix. She also loves cats and the outdoors and hates apple cider. Contact her at

Gretel Mercado

She is a 4th year physics major and minor in computer science. She plans to pursue her interests in particle physics and cosmology in graduate school. Her other interests include reading, studying, philosophy and history, and exploring the outdoors. Contact Gretel to ask about membership and upcoming events.



The treasurer is in charge of administering the club’s  general operating funds.

Darren Nguyen

He is a 2nd year computational physics major. When he is not studying for physics, he can usually be found attempting to fix his broken Debian installs. He plans to attend graduate school to continue studying physics. Contact him at


Public Relations

Our liaison with other organizations, departments, and other collaborators.

Skye Yang

She is a second-year structural engineering major from Revelle. She was a biophysics major in her first year. Do not be alarmed, she still loves physics but she just decided to pursue physics in another direction. She enjoys serving the physics community on campus, and she firmly believes in the value of connecting students from different disciplinary to make the best out of everyone’s college experience. In her free time, she enjoys watching tons of movies and playing the guitar.


Marketing, Outreach, and Advertising Manager

In charge of our social media and in charge of advertising events.

Chanel Olsson

Chanel is a third year, majoring in physics. Additionally, she is a member of Pi Beta Phi, volunteers at Fleet Science Center, and runs half marathons to fundraise for charities including the SDFR, St. Judes, and PETA. Chanel loves her cat, making puns, and eating cookies!


Web Designer

In charge of tending to the website, keeping it updated and relevant.

Rashida Doctor

Rashida Doctor is a third year geophysics major. She is currently doing research in paleomagnetism. She enjoys reading, watching politically-geared TV shows, solving puzzles, and cracking (self-proclaimed) great jokes. Contact Rashida at with questions/comments about the website or extremely cheesy physics jokes.



These members of the board are the jacks of all trades.

Rebekah Faulstick

Rebekah Faulstick is a third year Physics major. She is also working on a minor in dance. Her hobbies include having bingeathons with her friends, planing various sixth college events, helping to lead sixth to golden shoe victory, and hanging out with her family.

Niana Mohommad

She is a first year physics w/ astrophysics major.

Rachel Choe

She is a third year physics w/ computational major.

Danny Levinstein

He is a first year physics student.