Jodie is an Associate Managing Editor at DynaMed in Ipswich, MA, where she leads content development projects to support clinical decision making. In her current role, Jodie works with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, medical writers, and editors to maintain an online clinical reference database to help busy clinicians find the best available evidence to help them manage their patients’ health.
Before joining DynaMed, Jodie was a Postdoctoral researcher at UMASS Medical School, working under an NIH Career Re-entry grant supplement. Jodie received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Trinity College, Dublin. A Lowell native, she looks forward to networking with other like-minded women to foster career development and support in the area.
Debby Fowler grew up in central Massachusetts and attended UMass Lowell for her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, which she received in May 2018. Currently, she is a graduate research assistant in the Structural Dynamics and Acoustics Systems Laboratory at UMass Lowell, where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Her research focuses on experimental nonlinear structural dynamics, test data expansion, and damping estimation. She is passionate about STEM outreach, as well as developing vibrant spaces for women to empower and support each other.
She is the founder and President of the Graduate Society of Women Engineers and a former Vice President of the Society of Women Engineers at UMass Lowell. She is excited to be involved with growing the Lowell chapter of Women Accelerators.
As a certified executive and leadership development coach, Kim Meninger empowers individuals and organizations to reach their full leadership potential. Kim has coached hundreds of clients and has presented on career advancement and leadership topics to corporate, non-profit and academic audiences, including Pfizer, Fidelity Investments, GE Healthcare, Harvard University Women in Technology and many others.
Before coaching, Kim held a variety of cross-functional leadership roles in the high-tech industry where she experienced first-hand the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in the workplace. She is passionate about helping women leaders to develop their confidence, visibility, and influence to maximize their impact and advance their careers. Kim has a BA in psychology and an MBA from Boston College. She is an ICF Associate Certified Coach and CCE Board Certified Coach with certifications in career, executive and leadership development coaching. Kim also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. In addition to her involvement with the Women Accelerators Lowell Chapter, Kim serves as president of the Groton Business Association, Global Director of Client Relationships for WITI, Chair of Alumnae Initiatives for the Council for Women of Boston College, and Co-Chair of the MassTLC Women’s Peer Group. She lives in Groton, MA with her husband and two young boys.
Hagir is a Doctorate in the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, UMass Lowell Hagir likes to work in research, validating protocols and working on projects and new products. She’s collecting samples for her Ph.D. research (testing the efficiency of different cleaner). In addition, she’s working in the new microbiology lab at TURI to validate the devices. She has a sponsorship as a teaching assistant in Basic Microbiology and Pathology Lab, UMass Lowell.
She has a medical doctor in her home country of Sudan, Hagir plans on taking the board exam to match for residency in US hospitals. In her spare time, Hagir likes to exercise especially in fitness group classes like Zumba, spin, strength classes, listen to the motivational speech and read developmental books and cooking. She is so excited to join Women Accelerator Lowell as a Communications Chair, to inspire and be inspired as a group of unstoppable women.