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Welcome! My name is Chelsie Boodoo. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry from Florida International University (FIU). I moved to East Lansing, Michigan to go to Michigan State University (MSU) to pursue my doctorate in Biomedical Engineering. My dissertation focuses on what happens when the bladder overstretches. I co-host The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM, which won First Place for College Radio Talk Show at the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. I also founded and serve as the current President for MSU SciComm. I was also awarded the MSU Student Life 2020 Gold Leadership Award

Featured in “Changemakers” in The State News

I was named a “Changemaker” by the State News.

I was also featured in MSU Today for MSU SciComm, MSU Today for The Sci-FilesThe MSU BEST Celebration Book, Research@MSU, Unique Scientists. The Science Bloggers Podcast, The Undercurrent on WDBM, 1 Million Women in STEM, The Lansing City Pulse for brewing a Pale Ale for Science and again in The Lansing City Pulse for The Sci-Files.

With colleagues, I wrote a White Paper on “The Possible Expiration of the New START, the Last Nuclear Bilateral Treaty Between the United States and the Russian Federation” and a blog for The Union Concerned Scientists, “A Pivotal Moment in US-Russian Arms Control”. I also interviewed Dr. Joe Palca from NPR.

I was featured in the MSU Fall Welcome Back Video. You can hear my voice at the beginning and see me on my microscope at 1:15 in the video below. In the summer of 2020, I was featured by MSU Admissions to virtually welcome the new incoming students. 

Top Photo Credit: Tayler Murphy