I am very excited to join the Tufts Graduate School of Engineering as I pursue an MS in Mechanical Engineering after having graduated as a MechE from Tufts in May 2015. Hailing from Orange, CT I kept myself busy at Tufts with choir, club lacrosse as well as being the VP of Philanthropy and Senior Advisor in my fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. I spent 3 years as a co-coordinator of LCS Play Pals, a community service group that plays with Autistic Children on Saturdays in the pool and in the gym, which is why I have an interest in researching how autistic children interface with robotics. Last, but certainly not least, I spent 6 semesters on the STOMP executive board which lead to getting hired to serve as the STOMP manager from Fall 2015 to Spring 2017. I am so excited to see what positive changes my incredible executive board and I can bring to the program!
Before coming to the Center, Elissa was a classroom teacher, working with high school students with special needs. She began working with the CEEO in 1999 while teaching at a local school, bringing engineering into her English classroom. The following year she entered Tufts as a graduate student at the Center, taking classes in engineering and education, and received a M.Ed. Excited by the Center’s work and mission, Elissa continued working at the Center.
Merredith has earned both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in English from Tufts University in 1998. Merredith has also received her M.A. in Education from Tufts University in 1999. She completed her PhD in Engineering Education in 2010. Merredith is the Associate Director the CEEO. She is responsible for overseeing all of the Center’s outreach programs and efforts in the community. She is the founder of the Tufts University STOMP program.