Chela is the Research Program Coordinator at UW-Stout’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Specifically, she supports all student research, through grants and events like Research Day, Research in the Rotunda, UW System Symposium, WiSys Quick Pitch, WiSys SPARK Symposium and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Chela provides marketing and editing support and coordinates the annual faculty and student Outstanding Researcher awards.
Chela is also a member of UW-Stout’s Academic Staff Senate, chairing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Ohio University in International Affairs and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Biology and Humanistic Studies. She is fluent in Spanish, has lived in seven countries, and has traveled to over 60.