Raquell M Holmes, Ph.D., is founder of improvscience which was featured in NatureJobs (Jan, 2014) for its innovative use of improvisation to help scientists communicate and collaborate more easily and effectively. Holmes is Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Computational Science at Boston University; Research Associate Professor at the Mathematical Computational Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University and faculty of the East Side Institute, NY. She creates and manages programs that recruit and retain women and minorities in computational sciences. Improvisational principles are embedded in her work building inclusive environments with STEM professionals. Author of the handbook Modeling and Bioinformatics for Cell Biologists and co-founder of the annual New England Undergraduate Computing Symposium, she is an active member in communities of XSEDE, SC Broader Engagement and Computational Cell Biology.
Erna Schneider Hoover, Ph.D.
Erna Schneider Hoover was born in Irvington, New Jersey and graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey and from Wellesley College with a