Meet our board:

Faye Thompson                                                                                                                               

With more than twenty years of IT project delivery experience, Faye Thompson is a consultant coach and scrum master. With a focus on agile methodologies and continuous improvement, Faye has had a positive impact in the financial services, healthcare, advertising, automotive and aviation industries. Passionate about using innovative solutions to drive business value, she helps workgroups transform themselves into highly engaged and energized teams. In addition to Women in STEMM, Faye enjoys serving on the board of directors for the Central Ohio Agile Association.  She spends her free time volunteering as an emergency medical responder and public affairs coordinator for the American Red Cross, and hanging out with her husband and two dogs.

Nicole Raab

Class of 2015 – B.S. Microbiology (Plant Pathology minor)
Bioanalyst contractor (through Astrix Technology Group) at Battelle
Columbus, Ohio
Interests: environmental science, conservation, laboratory management, hiking and camping, painting, cooking and baking, local music/food/art.

Cindy Conner

B.S. and Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering from The Ohio State University, retired from Battelle in 2016 as a Senior Business Development Manager for Advanced Materials.  Prior industrial experience included Sales & Marketing, Technical Service, Manufacturing, and Research & Development of advanced materials at Corning, The Dow Chemical Company, OM Group, and PQ Corporation. Currently serves on the board of the Franklin County Alumni Club/Historian and previously as Membership Chair and is a mentor for the Ohio State Young Alumni Academy.  Interests include avid Ohio State football fan, traveling and history.

Rachael Mauk  

I am a three-time OSU STEMM grad (Honors BS Physics & BS Geography 2008, MS Atmospheric Sciences 2010, PhD Atmospheric Sciences 2016). I currently work for the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center as a health policy researcher. I continue my dissertation research on hurricane climatology on the side. I volunteer as an usher for the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and am also a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra League.

Joy Lanham

Joy graduated in 2006 with a BS in Civil Engineering, focusing in the field of transportation. After 7 years working at a consulting company, she started her own traffic engineering firm. She served as a mentor in the Women in Engineering program here at Ohio State and currently serves as past president for the Columbus Chapter of WTS, a professional organization aimed at advancing women in the field of transportation.

Pamela Burton


Pam graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Psychology (‘90) and graduated from Ohio University with a M.Ed. in Computer Education and Technology (2009). She currently works as a Learning Management System Administrator and PC Training Manager at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Pam volunteers as a local coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) – High School Student Program. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, long distance running, listening to jazz and watching Ohio State Basketball/Football.