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Cohort 2013

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows- Inaugural Cohort,

Donna  Barket Donna Barket | Lafayette, IN
Undergraduate college, class and major: State University of New York, Albany ’88, biological sciences (w/ chemistry minor)
Graduate college, class and degree: State University of New York, Albany ’94, M.S. (molecular biology)

Lab researcher in pharmaceutical science with 15+ years’ experience; member and president of board for local early childhood school; youth soccer coach, 5 years; company fundraising chair, Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.
Joseph  Birrenkott Joseph Birrenkott | Durbin, ND
Undergraduate college, class and major: University of North Dakota ’13, chemistry

Chemistry tutor; general chemistry lab teaching assistant; residential teaching assistant, Upward Bound; cum laude graduate; University of North Dakota Presidential Scholarship recipient.
Dee Ann Clutch Dee Ann Clutch | Anderson, IN
Undergraduate college, class and major: Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) ’78, mechanical engineering
Graduate college, class and degree: Indiana Wesleyan University ’90, M.S. (management)

Engineer with 30+ years’ experience in various roles in automotive component manufacturing; member, Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society; Dean’s List student; former board member for Junior Achievement and community aquatics club; USA Swimming official; softball travel team Team Mom; former dance teacher.
Brittany  Hull Brittany Hull | Algonquin, IL
Undergraduate college, class and major: Loyola University (Chicago) ’12, biology (w/psychology/Spanish minors)

Dean’s List student; peer mentor; education intern, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, developed/managed school, group, and teacher programs; former president, Loyola University Women’s Club Soccer Team; volunteer coach/instructor, youth soccer/softball.
Sean  McPherson Sean McPherson | Denver, CO
Undergraduate college, class and major: University of Notre Dame ’13, science pre-professional studies (supplemental major: theology)

Undergraduate researcher; teacher, Notre Dame program providing lab equipment, demos, and training to high-need high schools; volunteer editor, high school newspaper program; intern and adult education volunteer, Holy Angels residence for persons with mild to severe special needs; participant, mission trip to Kolkata, India.
Lindsay  Moore Lindsay Moore | Kokomo, IN
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University ’12, engineering

Licensed engineering intern; director/instructor, elementary education program; volunteer, engineering service with students in Ghana and Turkey.