Chelsie is involved in many efforts on campus. She enjoy being a part of different communities and knowing people from different majors.

Chelsie is in the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program with the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) where she works in the Institute of Quantitative Health (IQ). 2017-2019 she was funded through an NIH T32 grant associated with the Reproductive, Developmental Science Program at MSU

Chelsie is a 2020 Emerging Leader for the City of East Lansing and she has received special recognition from the city for her “outsiding contributions to the quality of life in East Lansing”.  

Chelsie is a part of the MSU NIH BEST program which is a program that gives students the opportunity to do externships/internships outside of academia along with professional development opportunities and training.

Chelsie is the President and Founder of the MSU Science Communication Organization (MSU SciComm

For 2019-2021, she is on the University Council for The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) to discuss issues that involve the entire University with other students, faculty and administration representatives. 

In 2018-2019 Chelsie was the Biomedical Engineering Alternate Representative for The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) and she was on the 2019 Graduate Academic Conference Committee (GAC) in COGS. In 2020, she was invited to host a workshop with Daniel Puentes for the COGS GAC on how to “Communicate your Research with the General Public”.  

Chelsie is a 2020 Jackson Wild Media Fellow and a 2020 MSU Graduate Student Leader Fellow for the College of Engineering.

Chelsie is a member of:

The Alliance of Graduate Education and Professoriate (AGEP)

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

Women in Nature Network (WINN)

Women in Engineering

Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences (WAMPS)

The Graduate Employees Union (GEU)

And she was a part of the WikiEdu program in the summer of 2020.