Here are our Spring 2021 officers for SWIP!

President – Yaashnaa Singhal 

Hey all! I’m Yaashnaa, the SWIP President and my pronouns are she, her, hers. Currently, I’m a junior in engineering physics and actively involved in research. Apart from that, I enjoy watching anime, drinking good coffee, and swimming.


Vice President – Lydia Spycha

Hello! My name is Lydia Spychalla. I’m a junior studying Engineering Physics and I’m the Vice President for SWIP. My pronouns are she/her/hers. Besides physics I like to run and do puzzles and play the piano, and I think Jimmy John’s is superior to Subway 🥖🥖


Co Secretary – Liz Zhang

Hi! I’m Liz Zhang, and I’m the co-secretary of SWIP! I’m currently a freshman in engineering physics, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. In my free time, I like to read mystery novels, play Tetris, and make stupid physics jokes, such as: “What did one photon say to the other photon? … Nothing, it just waved!


Co Secretary – Healey Kogan

Hello! My name is Healey Kogan, I’m the co-secretary of SWIP, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m currently a freshman in LAS physics. My favorite activities are reading, watching Jeopardy!, and playing clarinet in the Marching Illini. I can’t wait to meet you at SWIP events!


Treasurer – Tessa Isobel

Hi everyone! I’m Tessa, the treasurer of SWIP and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m currently a freshman in engineering physics and starting research the Spring 2021 semester. I enjoy making digital art and watching Youtube in my free time. Look forward to meeting you at SWIP events!


Intersectionality Chair – Brian Nguyen

Hello friendos! I’m Brian Nguyen! I’m the SWIP Intersectionality Chair.  My pronouns are he/him/his, but you can use gender neutrals as well. I’m a senior in LAS physics. My pastimes include baking, cooking and existing in a state of uncertainty. You know, though, who isn’t at this point? I hope to see you at these SWIP events!


Affairs Officer – Annie Gao

Hello all! I am Annie Gao, the outreach chair of SWIP. At SWIP, I am passionate about connecting students and faculties by holding various events, such as monthly Tea Times. As a physics student I do research in astrophysics and nuclear physics. I also enjoy writing calligraphy and baking during my free time.


Social Media Chair – Annabelle McCombs

Heyo! My name is Annabelle, the new Social Media Chair (pronouns she/her/hers). I’m responsible for this website, SWIPS Facebook, Twitter, and other online promotions. I’m a freshman with in DGS, but I’m working hard to be accepted into the Physics department officially. I never back down from a challenge, so if you want your butt kicked in any card or board game, find me at the next SWIP meeting.