We are pleased to introduce the 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson Fellows

John Beck

John Beck

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Colorado State University ‘06, mechanical engineering

Teacher, high school mathematics; mathematics instructor, Upward Bound; academic coach, mathematics; mathematics tutor; volunteer, Walk to Stop Hunger; shift supervisor, manufacturing facility; musician, bass and guitar; tutor, music and chess; student, post-baccalaureate mathematics.

Elizabeth Gleixner

Elizabeth Gleixner

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Duquesne University ‘14, chemistry

Executive committee board member, American Chemical Society Student Members; chemistry tutor, university level; academic scholarship recipient; Dean’s List student; volunteer, summer day camp for children in the Dominican Republic; substitute teacher, bilingual classroom in Honduras; resident assistant.

Fredericka Haumesser

Fredericka Haumesser

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Alvernia University ‘09, chemistry/forensic chemistry
  • Graduate institution and degree: Arcadia University ‘11, M.S. (forensic science)

Forensic scientist, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation; former chemist, pharmaceutical product testing; student mentor/research assistant working with high-need urban youth; private chemistry tutor; volunteer, Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life.

Megan Lengyel

Megan Lengyel

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: The University of Akron ‘08, biology
  • Graduate institution and degree: The University of Akron ‘11, M.S. (biology/animal physiology)

Adjunct instructor, college/community college, human anatomy and physiology; teaching assistant, anatomy and physiology; Dean’s List student, all semesters; volunteer, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation; professional armadillo wrangler.

Jennifer McCoy

Jennifer McCoy

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: The University of Akron ‘08, biology/psychology

Volunteer math and science tutor for high-need students; sales manager, medical supply company; girls’ softball coach; former student-athlete, softball; volunteer, community organization working with developmentally disabled youth; marathoner; signer with fluency in ASL.

Matthew Mechler

Matthew Mechler

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: The University of Akron ‘14, chemistry

College chemistry tutor; near peer mentor, summer science institute for high-need students; scientific education and environmental awareness volunteer with Great Lakes organization and science learning group; participant in water chemistry testing and wetland restorations; high school radio station volunteer and fundraiser.

Greg Pero

Greg Pero

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: The University of Akron ‘86, chemical engineering
  • Graduate institution and degree: The University of Akron ‘92, M.S. (chemical engineering)

Engineer and continuous systems leader with nearly 30 years’ experience at a major multinational automotive/industrial manufacturer; corporate adult educator; volunteer coach, baseball, basketball, and soccer, most recently coaching basketball for young people with physical or mental disabilities; secretary, engineering alumni board; volunteer, faith-based and community service organizations.

Laura Ruttig

Laura Ruttig

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Pittsburgh ‘01, English literature/chemical engineering (dual degree)

Campus tutor; networking consultant, campus computing services; sales consultant and account executive, two national publishing companies; trainer, computer systems and applications; graduate student, children’s literature; avid reader

Sabrina Tucker

Sabrina Tucker

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Kent State University ‘13, geology

Volunteer science tutor, grade school through high school, community organization; summer field researcher, geology/stratigraphy; church youth advisor; mentor, adoption organization; junior choir director; officer, campus geological society; Dean’s List student, member of academic honoraries, recipient of multiple academic awards; church chorus member.

Samantha Wade

Samantha Wade

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Central State University ‘99, manufacturing engineering

Substitute teacher, high-need school; math tutor, afterschool program in the public schools; site coordinator for community learning center; former manufacturing engineer and pharmaceutical sales manager; gardener and home DIY aficionado.