Stephanie wiltman

BioE Day Chair

Stephanie graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and Psychology.  She spends her extra time running and is passionate about feminism and LGBTQIA+ issues.  Current research endeavors include studying the effects of prolonged standing on blood pooling, fatigue, and cartilage compression.  Following graduation, Stephanie plans on pursuing a career as a forensic bioengineer and as a professor.


Michelle heusser

BioE Day Marketing and Communications Co-Chair

Michelle came to the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 after obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on using brain-computer interface technology to understand how neural activity influences cognition and action in the eye movement system. Apart from research, Michelle enjoys playing the French horn, running, and swing dancing. Ultimately, she plans to stay in academia as a professor who performs research that improves the lives of individuals with movement disorders.


Liz santucci

BioE Day External Correspondence Co-Chair

Liz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with a degree in Bioengineering and a minor in Chemistry. She is now pursuing her masters in Bioengineering while working at the Artificial Heart Program at UPMC. Liz plays on the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team at the university. After completing her masters, Liz plans on attending medical school.