Meet our Board Members

Nafisa Ibrahim – President

Nafisa is a third-year Chemistry Ph.D. student in the Zimmerman and Rodriguez-Lopez labs. She attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she received her degree in Chemistry. Her hobbies include: CrossFit, traveling, and eating carbs. Her favorite food is Somali food and favorite things to listen to include: afrobeats, R&B, Kpop, and podcasts.

Janice Sefah – Vice President

Janice is a junior studying Human Development and Family Studies with minors in Child Health and Well-being, Spanish, and Chemistry. She is pursuing the pre-medical track. Last school year she served as NOBCChE’s Social Media Coordinator. 

Brittany Prempin – Secretary

Brittany Prempin is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at UIUC. She completed her B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry at Duke University in the spring of 2021. Her hobbies include drawing, watching YouTube video essays, and making Spotify playlists. 

Howard Weatherspoon – Treasurer

Howard is second-year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. student in the Baron Peters research group. He is researching and developing computational models of nanoparticle synthesis based on nucleation and growth theory. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Unsinkable Albany State University.

Enleyona Weir – Communications Coordinator

Enleyona is a first-year Chemistry Ph.D. student. I recently graduated from Tougaloo College in Mississippi with a BS in Chemistry. Her hobbies include: watching tv, cycling, traveling, playing piano, hiking and cooking.

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