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Committee Members

Members: Akeem Byrd, Amber Chase, Ashwana Fricker, Thomas Klose & Tracy Reifel.

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Amber Chase

I am the master media shepherdess in Lilly, preparing all of the media for Biology classes.  I previously worked in Horticulture as a premier plant wrangler and propagation wizard. Aside from my time helping develop and make media, I enjoy spinning, knitting, and hiking with my dog and family. One of my favorite sayings: A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected. ~ Author Unknown

Phone: 44982
thomas klose

Thomas Klose

Thomas spends most of his time looking at microscopically small things as Technical Director of the CryoEM facility in Hockmeyer.  He also works as a Research Scientist in the Rossmann lab where he focuses on studying Giant Viruses. Outside of work, Thomas likes to sail on Lake Freeman, hike and tinker with electronic items.

Phone: 48712

Tracy Reifel

Tracy Reifel

I am an Administrative Assistant in the BRWN Bldg. for the Biological Science Department since March 2017.  I previously worked with the Krannert School of Management/Center for Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (CMME) as an Administrative Assistant (6 years), Agricultural Economics Department as an Extension Secretary and Purchasing Clerk (7 years), and Philosophy Department as an Graduate Secretary (3 years). I have been an active volunteer with the Lafayette Area Down Syndrome Organization (LADSO)/Indiana, Regional Organization for Support, Education, and Better Understanding of Down Syndrome (ROSEBUDS), and InSource Parent Support Volunteer.

Phone: 48526

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