Sonal Gahlawat is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research aims to develop a 3D tissue-engineered model system to understand the structure-function relationship of collagen mutations in vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Since her first year at Rutgers, Sonal has been actively involved in the graduate student community, where she has taken multiple leadership roles. Her goals for the GSA include building a graduate student community of support, where grad students can grow personally, academically, and professionally. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, baking, and doing body pump (with Natalie Losada).
Natalie Losada is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate using her background in chemistry to tackle her project studying HIV proteins and their mechanisms of drug resistance. She uses her art background to help communicate her science and enjoys writing about science for the public. She loves being upside down (gymnastics) and doing many hours of physical activity. When she’s not active, she’s binging Avatar the last Airbender and doing puzzles and helping spread education and fun through the GSA health and nutrition committee.
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Chelsea Cary is a fourth year PhD student in the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology researching the mechanisms by which maternal plastic exposure causes adverse pregnancy outcomes. She is an avid college football fan due to her time spent in undergrad at the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS). Her primary goals as a senator are to increase student interest in GSA led and graduate student outreach. She hopes utilize her skillset from previous leadership roles she has held in her first three years as a graduate student.