ACerS is pleased to announce that Victoria Christensen has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.
Christensen is a second year Ph.D. student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working in the Zok group on oxidation behavior of ceramic matrix composites.
She began volunteering with ACerS during her senior year of undergrad at The Pennsylvania State University as an ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) delegate on the External Partnerships Committee (EPC). Becoming EPC chair the following year, Christensen established a mentoring program and a humanitarian project pitch competition for students at MS&T 2019. This year, she is the council chair of the PCSA and will be helping the delegates organize ACerS’ first student-run symposia on Humanitarian Engineering at MS&T 2020.
Christensen also has been on the Winter Workshop planning committee for the past three years and helped organize the Global Young Investigators Forum (GYIF) held at MS&T 2019. Her favorite activity at conferences is getting to know her peers and colleagues within ACerS, so you will often find her networking at MS&T and ICACC conferences. Do not hesitate to say hi if you see her!
We extend our deep appreciation to Christensen for her service to our Society!