Dr. Timothy H. Warren
Dr. Timothy H. Warren is the Richard D. Vorisek Professor of Chemistry at Georgetown University. He is a world-leading scholar in the development of “green” synthetic transformations that utilize ubiquitous carbon-hydrogen bonds to provide novel pathways to a wide range of organic molecules with applications that range from advanced materials to pharmaceuticals. With sustainability in mind, catalyst systems are developed based on inexpensive, earth-abundant metals such as copper – or in some cases – no metals at all. His laboratory won one of the inaugural awards from the National Science Foundation’s Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials (SusChEM) Initiative in 2013 that provides support for "research into green and sustainable chemistry which will lead to safe, clean, and economical alternatives to traditional chemical products and practices” as well as green chemistry education and technology transfer. The Warren lab also studies the bioinorganic chemistry of nitric oxide, a key molecular messenger in health and disease connected to blood pressure regulation, blood flow, and nerve communication. Ongoing fundamental studies inspired by copper and zinc enzymes outline the interconversion of key chemical species involved in the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen connected to ecosystem and climate change. Dr. Warren has a B.S. from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having studied under 2005 Nobel Laureate Richard R. Schrock.
Director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Thriving within entrepreneurial ventures at research institutions, Jennifer has worked to strengthen science education, drive science-based conservation action, and incite transdisciplinary research. Before joining Georgetown University, she was Associate Director for Partnership Programs at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wisconsin—Madison that explores information – from cells to societies – across academic disciplines.
Jennifer also worked for seven years at the Field Museum in Chicago. As the Manager of Operations and Communications for the Environmental and Conservation Programs (ECP), she contributed to a team of biologists and anthropologists engaged in supporting science-based action in the creation and management of national parks and other protected areas in South America. Jennifer also built programs to connect the public to the science of the Museum, and before joining ECP, she was the Manager of the Educational Media Division where she led a team of scientists, educators, and media developers that leveraged a variety of media – television broadcasts, webcasts, online curricula, print educator guides, portable exhibit cases, and experience boxes – to send Museum scientists and collections into classrooms nationwide. Jennifer began her career as an employment relations attorney at Winston & Strawn. She has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and graduated with honors from Princeton University.
Dr. Jill T. Brasky
Research Development Specialist
Jill T. Brasky (Ph.D., 2005) was a professor of music theory at Emory University, the University of South Florida, and American University, and a 20007 Fellow at the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory. Her research interests ranged from the roles of science in contemporary music theory, to the relationship between Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner. Other research interests included Arnold Schoenberg’s late tonal music (an article on which was nominated for the Society for Music Theory’s Emerging Scholar award), the roles trauma can play in musical representation, and the grammars of deploying frequently analyzed works in the university classroom.
Brasky has vast experience in assisting faculty to identify grant, fellowship, and award opportunities in the sciences, humanities, and arts, and in developing proposals and budgets. Long interested in environmental issues, she is a past chair of the ad hoc Society for Music Theory’s Committee on Sustainability.
Diego A. Blandon
Diego Blandon (COL ’19) majored in Economics and English. He worked on communications at the Georgetown Environment Initiative.
Before joining the Georgetown Environment Initiative, he worked at the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, where he helped organize the Community Scholars Program summer session, a five-week academic summer program that aids a cohort of first-generation students in their transition to Georgetown, and the Young Leaders in Education About Diversity, a pre-orientation program that trains 20 incoming students to dialogue about the complex topics facing this generation. Mr. Blandon also is dedicated to furthering the cause of reproductive justice, both on and off Georgetown’s campus, by participating in numerous initiatives and endeavors, including work to keep Georgetown accountable for providing birth control through the student health plan.