Executive Board

President

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Samantha Schiereck

I am a senior majoring in Evolutionary Biology and Zoology with a certificate in Classical studies. My plans for the future are to go to grad school for marine biology and do dive research as well as marine conservation. This will be my fourth year in Hoofers Scuba club and my 3rd year on the executive board.

I started diving 5 years ago and have since become rescue certified with over 50 logged dives. I have been diving in Cozumel, Cancun, Hawaii, Bonaire, Grand Cayman and Miami so far and some of my favorite sea animals to encounter are sea turtles, octopuses, and sharks!

Contact Samantha at scuba@hoofers.org!

Divemaster

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Ian Wolf

I am a first year medical student at UW-SMPH. I did my undergraduate here at UW in Biomedical Engineering and have lived in the area for the last 6 years on and off. I started diving in 2016 when I did a semester abroad in Australia. Prior to starting school again this fall I did a 4 month divemaster internship in the Cook Islands and finished that up just a couple of months ago. This is my first year with the club and haven't had a chance to dive in the area much but am looking forward to it.

Contact Dan at divemaster@hooferscuba.org!

VP Local Trips

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Mallory Dragt

Hey, I'm Mallory, and I'm the VP of Local Trips for Hoofer Scuba! I've been diving for a little over a year, and I love connecting with fellow divers to learn new things and get out in the water. Feel free to contact me with anything regarding local dive trips, cool ideas, or if you just want to talk diving. Looking forward to a great year!

Contact Mallory at vplocaltrips@hooferscuba.org!

Social Chair / Treasurer

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Vanessa Durant

I'm the Social Chair and Treasurer of Hoofers Scuba Club. I earned my Open Water certification with Hoofers Scuba in 2015 and have served on the executive board for 3 years. I enjoys diving in Lake Wazee, Pearl Lake, and Mermet Springs in Illinois.

As the Social Chair, I plan non-diving activities open to all club members, such as board game night, bonfires, and trivia night.

Contact Vanessa at social@hooferscuba.org or treasurer@hooferscuba.org!

VP Education

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Adeline Zamora

Hi! My name is Adeline and I'm the VP of Education for Hoofer Scuba! I'm studying International Studies and getting certificates in environmental studies and African studies. I've been diving since I was 12 and have been diving all over the world, from the Mediterranean Sea to ponds in Michigan. Let me know if you have any questions about classes or would like Hoofers to offer any specific classes!

Contact Adeline at vpeducation@hooferscuba.org!

VP Remote Trips

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Aly Andersen

I graduated from UW-Madison in May 2019 with a degree in Biology and now work as an Associate Research Specialist at the UW Center for Limnology. I got my open water SCUBA certification in the summer of 2018 before studying abroad in Turks and Caicos. Some of my favorite things to see underwater are sea turtles and sharks!

Contact Aly at vpremotetrips@hooferscuba.org!

Gear Manager

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Cole Hamlin

I'm currently a junior studying Nuclear Engineering. As well as SCUBA, I am also a part of the hoofer mountaineering club as a trip leader. As for my role as gear manager, if you have any questions about gear checkout, maintenance, or anything gear related, I am your man. My pastimes underwater include blowing bubbles and floating upside down during safety stops.

I started diving three or so years ago in WI and just this past summer I was able to work and dive on Catalina Island in California. There I saw leopard sharks, horn sharks, octopus, sea turtles, giant black sea bass (look them up, they're insanely cool), and many other pacific coast creatures; all in amazing kelp forests. Diving is so cool.

Secretary

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Jennifer Foshey

Hi I'm Jenni and I'm a sophomore at UW studying Conservation Biology, Digital Studies, and am also working on receiving my Leadership Certificate! I love to travel and learn about conservation through hands-on experiences, which is why I studied abroad in Tanzania this past summer (2019). Here I studied wildlife management, conservation, climate change impacts, human-wildlife conflicts, African animal identification, and local cultures. I plan on promoting and educating people on various conservation issues, efforts, and events through social media. I enjoy photography, videography, blogging, and of course being around wildlife. A fun fact is that I’m also vegan! I’m the secretary for the Wisconsin Society for Conservation Biology Student Chapter here on campus as well as the secretary for UW Hoofers Scuba! I am a newly certified scuba diver and am so excited to do more diving, go on trips, and attend events with other scuba members!

Contact Jenni at secretary@hooferscuba.org!

Marketing

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Greta Brown

Hey there! My name is Greta and I am the VP of Marketing for the Hoofer Scuba Club! I am a senior studying neurobiology and getting certificates in global health and leadership. I have been diving since 2014 in places like Bonaire, Kauai, and Thailand. I am also involved in the Hoofer Outing and Ski & Snowboard Clubs.


Feel free to ask questions or talk to me about diving, other Hoofer activities, cows (my favorite animal), and/or tea (my favorite drink)!!

Contact me at marketing@hooferscuba.org!

Webmaster

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Harsh Rawat

Hi! I am Harsh. I am a graduate student in Computer Science at UW Madison. I love traveling which incidentally introduced me to Scuba Diving as well.

The thing about Scuba Diving which I love the most is the feeling of satisfaction and peace amongst the marine life. One of my diving goals for the long term is to successfully dive the Blue hole of Dahab.

Contact Harsh at webmaster@hooferscuba.org!