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Consortium Administrators

Brandy Russell
Brandy is an associate professor of chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College. Russell holds a B.A. degree in chemistry from Alfred University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Rochester. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began her career at Gustavus in 2005, where she is currently an associate professor of chemistry. During her time at Gustavus, she has served as the coordinator of the annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry, the Kendall Center Faculty Associate for Engaged Learning, and the Director of Undergraduate Research Programs for Gustavus’ recent HHMI award.
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Brenda Kroenke
Brenda is the new Program Assistant for the Midstates Consortium.
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