UEC Nominee for 2018-2020 Term: D. Jena

Deepika Jena
Fermilab

Statement

My name is Deepika Jena. I am running for UEC elections at Fermilab. I joined Fermilab in 2017 as a Research Associate at the Scientific Computing Division working on the MINERvA experiment. I graduated from India where I worked on the ALICE experiment at CERN, Geneva.

Being an international student living in a foreign country, I realized how important is to make the lab a warm and welcoming place in order to improve our quality of life and achieve our academic goals. The Users Executive Committee plays a significant role with this, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience at Fermilab by organizing significant activities and addressing our needs as users. During my stay at CERN, I learned how important it is to work as a team, gathering people from all around the world and addressing their issues and needs.

Fermilab is a leader of the scientific community in both the United States and the world. It would be an honor to proudly represent the Fermilab users as a member of the UEC. I see the position of a UEC
member as an excellent way to be a part of a team that is not only involved in the lives of current students but also acts in the bigger picture of providing a better place for future students. I am willing to provide my best effort on these responsibilities and will be open to any of your suggestions.