About Us


The Women in STEM Student Council (WiSSC) is a student-directed council that: 

  1. supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of female-identifying students pursuing STEM degrees at the University of Arizona  
  2. serves as a network for the many existing “Women in STEM” student groups and STEM departments and develops university-wide coordinated programs  
  3. works with university administration to set priorities, identify areas of need, and inform policy to foster a diverse and inclusive STEM environment at UA 

This initiative is the largest institutionalized university effort directed at supporting the entry and success of women in STEM fields in the United States.  This makes UA a leader in creating the kind of diverse and inclusive STEM communities that are necessary for grappling with the pressing challenges of the 21st century.

This initiative is funded by the UA Office of the Provost and housed in the Women in Science and Engineering Program and Southwest Institute for Research on Women.  


Learn more about our projects here


Get to know your 2019-2020 WiSSC Executive Board.  Click on an individual's photo for more information about them.

For general comments or questions, please contact: ua-wissc@email.arizona.edu

View past Executive Board Officer profiles here.   



Current Officers

Jane Bright

Executive Project Manager

Natasha Cornejo

Vice President of Professional Development & Mentoring

Beca Gardner

Vice President of Outreach

Allie Hughes

Vice President of Communications

Amber Petrie

Undergraduate President

Brittany Uhlorn

Vice President of Funding