Elisabeth Kilroy

Office Hours: I can always be available, just email to schedule an appointment.

Email: umainegsgvicepresident@gmail.com

Hometown: This is always the hardest question for me to answer. I lived in Brewer, Maine until I was 12 years old and then moved to Charleston, South Carolina.  

Degree Program(s): Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (PhD)

Year in School: 3rd year

Future Plans: My dream job is to have my own laboratory at a prestigious research university where I can teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and continue finding a cure for muscular dystrophy.

Hobbies/Fun Fact: I love to cook but feel like I cheat because every meal from Blue Apron is delicious! I love sports and I love my research.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? I earned my BS in Exercise Science with a minor in Neuroscience from College of Charleston in Charleston, SC

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? If so, which one(s)? I like to be involved in as many clubs and organizations as I can. On campus, I am currently the graduate student representative for WiSTEMM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine). Off campus, I am an advocate for the MDA.  

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? Students within my program are located across the state of Maine. I want them to be as connected to the graduate student body as possible. Being a member of GSG gives me the opportunity to serve as that connection and provide them with information about upcoming events on campus and changes that may affect them as a graduate student. Even though I hate politics, I love GSG because everyone there is working towards one goal: making graduate student life the best that it can be.  

What is one goal you have for the GSG? As Vice President I want to get students excited about sharing their research and actively involved in the Student Symposium.