Ms. Reaksmey Roeung-Meas has extensive professional experience working with minority students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. She has served as the Urban Massachusetts Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UMLSAMP) Grant Coordinator at UMass Lowell since January 2015. In this role, she has advanced the alliance through innovative recruitment initiatives such as presenting at Freshman, Transfer and Family Orientations, and outreach to the Faculty and Institutional Research. She has also expanded research opportunities for undergraduates both on and off sites by attending the Faculty and Student Research Symposium and Community Connections Breakfast. On an interpersonal level, Ms. Roeung-Meas has a proven track record of creative programming, tenacity in community outreach, and cross-cultural communication skills. By combining these important assets, she has elevated the UMLSAMP internship to that of a much sought after professional opportunity for undergraduate students at UMass Lowell. As a result, faculty and staff regularly reach out to her for STEM interns, as they know of Ms. Roeung-Meas' commitment to providing a diverse group of talented and highly qualified interns.
Christine Crowley, SAO Fellowship Program Coordinator
As an administrator at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Ms. Christine Crowley oversees the conduct of all appointments administered through the SAO Office of Fellowships. Managing the SAO Fellowship Programs involves interpreting, developing, and implementing administrative policies. Ms. Crowley received her graduate degree in Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she served as a graduate fellow in the United Asia Learning Resource Center. Her outreach efforts have resulted in research training initiatives with the Cambridge Mayor's Office, University of Massachusetts, and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Phd Program. She has also raised awareness about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) careers as a member of the Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent's Advisory Committee on STEAM and as current member of the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board Diversity and Inclusion Committee.