Meet Our Science Journalists

Academic Year 2022-2023

Madeleine Dickman

Madeleine is a rising senior majoring in biology and minoring in environmental studies. She is a leading member of the Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWis) Steering Committee and has worked as a course assistant in the biology department. She is interested in the ways that biology can be harnessed to make a positive impact on the planet and aid in the effort to repair human-caused damage to the earth. She is excited by the idea of using nature-based solutions to make existing agriculture and food systems more sustainable and aiding in efforts to conserve natural ecosystems. 

She is also passionate about making sure that science and STEM-adjacent fields are accessible and inclusive places for all. Through her work on the WesWis steering committee she has helped make Wesleyan a more welcoming space to historically-underrepresented groups in science. 

Rachel Wachman

Rachel Wachman is a junior double majoring in English and French and minoring in global engagement. She is the managing editor of The Wesleyan Argus and works as a project assistant and reporter for University Communications, in addition to being a sports writer for Athletic Communications and a science journalist for the College of Integrative Sciences.

Previous Years

Sophie Wazlowski

Sophie Wazlowski graduated in 2022 majoring in Chemistry and English. On campus, she wrote actively for The Wesleyan Argus and joined the Northrop Lab where she investigated the properties of vinyl sulfone Diels-Alder reactions. Although originally from Connecticut, Sophie now lives in New York City, where she graduated high school from Avenues: The World School. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry.

The Inclusion in STEM website is overseen by Anika Dane.