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Meet the M-Sci Team

Dr. Lynn Carpenter, Academic Coach

When I'm not teaching, I am out fishing with my spouse (pictured here). My spouse and I also run a small animal rescue, currently with 4 dogs, 1 cat, 9 guinea pigs, and 2 tortoises (whew)!  My other hobbies include rephotographing, authoring my first and second books (the first is to be released next year, the second is going to take a while).  I am also trying to restore a 1963 Studabaker Lark (a cool old car), learn Russian, and conduct scientific research by examining the genetic impacts of radiation on trees through collaborators located at the University of Illinois as well as the University of Georgia.  Come and visit me on the third floor of USB (3108).  I like to bribe my students with cookies and candy, too!

Shannon Zuniga, Director

I've been with the M-Sci Academy since 2013. I'm a true Ann Arbor "townie" and an alum of the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a master's degree in Higher Education. My favorite part about my job is getting to know all the students and hearing their stories. My biggest piece of advice would be to ask for help. U of M is an extremely large and well resourced university but sometimes it takes a little digging to find great opportunities. The M-Sci staff are here to help!

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, going out to eat and working out. I'm a big fan of music (my husband is a DJ) and I love movies, traveling and chocolate chip cookies.

Neha Chheda, Project Coordinator

I am excited to join the M-Sci Academy and help support students. I grew up in Michigan, moved away after undergrad (NYC and CA), and came back a couple of years ago. I have a bachelor's degree in Advertising and a master's degree in Earth Science Education. When not working, I love to be outside observing plants and animals, hiking, and making art. Currently, I enjoy making ceramics and sewing.