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People

Our leadership team is drawn from across all core partners, with representation on the POETS management committee by all four schools. Additionally, our industry partners are an integral part of the POETS team, and provide ongoing input into the management process.

Leadership
Kiruba Haran

Kiruba S. Haran, PhD

Center Director
University of Illinois
Owen Doyle

Owen Doyle

Director of Industry and Innovation
University of Illinois
John Wierschem

John Wierschem

Associate Director of Operations & Finance
University of Illinois
Ken Goodson

Kenneth Goodson, PhD

Stanford University Lead
Stanford University
Alan Mantooth

Alan Mantooth, PHD

Deputy Director, University of Arkansas Lead, Thrust 1 Lead
University of Arkansas
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Kai James

Thrust 1 Deputy Lead
University of Illinois
Sonya Smith

Sonya Smith, PhD

Howard University Lead, Thrust 2 Lead
Howard University
Dabbie Senesky

Debbie Senesky

Thrust 2 Deputy Lead
Stanford University
Paul V. Braun

Paul V. Braun, PhD

University of Illinois Lead, Thrust 3 Lead
University of Illinois
Nenad Miljkovic

Nenad Miljkovic

Thrust 3 Deputy Lead
University of Illinois
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Philip T. Krein, PhD

Interim Associate Director of Education and Inclusivity
University of Illinois
Faculty
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
Stanford University
University of Arkansas
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Arkansas
University of Illinois
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
Stanford University
University of Arkansas
Howard University
University of Illinois
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
Student Leadership
Zion Clarke
Vice President
Howard University
Joshua Kasitz
UA Representative
University of Arkansas
Shamar Christian
IT Coordinator
University of Arkansas
Aniket Ajay Lad
President
University of Illinois
Chris Perez
SU Representative
Stanford University
Elie Libbos
STEM Outreach Coordinator
University of Illinois
Marcus Barboza
HU Representative
Howard University
Waheed Bello
UIUC Representative
University of Illinois
Arielle Gamboa
Treasurer
University of Illinois
Maxwell Lewis
Secretary
University of Illinois
Reid Smith
UIUC Outreach Coordinator
University of Illinois
Prajwal Chinthoju
Webinar Coordinator
University of Illinois
Anjana Samarakoon
Conference Coordinator
University of Illinois
Priyanka Sarangabany
Undergraduate Representative
University of Illinois