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Contact WISE


The WISE office is currently closed, and staff are working remotely.

Main WISE Office


The WISE office is on the University of Michigan's central campus in the Undergraduate Science Building. You can find us in room 3236 on the third floor of the USB at 204 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. We look forward to hearing from you!

WISE Staff

Melissa Gross, PhD

WISE Faculty Director


Melissa Gross is committed to student success in her teaching, research and in WISE. As a faculty member in Kinesiology, her scholarship includes studies of human movement and innovative pedagogies. Reach out to Melissa if you are interested in contributing to the success of WISE through partnership or donations

Victoria Alden

WISE Project Manager


Victoria Alden calls on her experience in program development, STEM outreach, informal education, and evaluation methods to design, host, and refine our signature programming. She works with student groups to create impactful programs, other UM units to better serve the needs of women in STEM, and community partners to meet or mentor the leaders and best at Michigan. Reach out to Victoria if you want to collaborate with WISE for your programs and events or promote your events to our audience of women in STEM at U-M. If she doesn't have an answer to your question about Women in Science and Engineering, she knows who will.

Akesha Moore

Diversity Program Officer

Akesha Moore is the Diversity Programs Officer. She is responsible for the WISE Book Club initiative.  Akesha also works with the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach (CEDO).

Constance Bush

Administrative Assistant

Constance Bush provides administrative support to WISE and the Detroit Center.  Constance has dedicated over 20 years of administrative support to the University of Michigan and with the City of Detroit.

Sarah McNitt

Business Systems Analyst

Sarah McNitt supports the WISE website as well as serving as Technical Coordinator on U-M's Global Engagement Team.