Executive Board

President

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Grace Roper

Hi everyone! I'm a junior studying Environmental Science and Life Science Communications with a Certificate in Sustainability. I've been open water certified for one year and have been diving in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida. The coolest thing I've ever seen while diving was a hammerhead shark. This is my first year in Hoofer SCUBA and first year as President.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about our club or about diving! Hope to see you in the water soon!

Contact Grace at scuba@hoofers.org!

Divemaster

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James Salmon

My name is James, and I’m a second year PhD student in environmental economics. I’m originally from the UK, which is where I first learned to dive while I was in high school. Since then I’ve logged over 500 dives, mostly on the shipwrecks around the British coastline, and I’m very excited to explore the world-famous wrecks of the Great Lakes while I’m here in Madison.

Contact James at ljsalmon@wisc.edu!

VP Local Trips

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Anna Dugan

Hey, I'm Anna Dugan and I’m the VP of local trips for Hoofers Scuba! I’m a junior at Madison majoring in biology and Spanish with a certificate in environmental studies. I got open water certified last year, and my favorite dive has been off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Belize.

Contact Anna at amdugan3@wisc.edu!

Social Chair

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Emma Langley

Hey everyone, I’m Emma!! I’m a junior this year studying Nutritional Science and Global Health. I’m not scuba certified yet, but I love traveling and doing everything outdoors, so I’m super excited to start diving after I get certified this fall! Someday, I hope to go diving in Greece!

Contact Emma at ealangley@wisc.edu!

Treasurer

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Hunter Goff

Hi guys! I am Hunter, and I am a junior majoring in computer engineer/computer science. I am open water certified, and my favorite dive was in San Pedro, Belize where I aw a reef shark and a barracuda! I'd like to do one ship wreck dive, but only ever one. They spook me out!

Contact Hunter at hfgoff@wisc.edu!

VP Education

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Mia Warren

Hey everyone! My name is Mia, and I am a Junior majoring in Life Science Communications and obtaining a certificate in entrepreneurship, criminal justice, and leadership. I became certified in 2019, and my favorite dive I have ever done was diving in Belize. I dream of diving someday at the Great Barrier Reef. I am passionate about marine ecosystems, conservation, and of course, diving!

Contact Mia at mmwarren3@wisc.edu!

VP Remote Trips

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Ryan Meekin

Hi people! My name is Ryan, and I am a junior studying biomedical engineering. I have been open water certified for a little over a year now, and my favorite dive I've done was in San Pedro, Belize. I'm looking forward to planning and going on more awesome trips this year!

Contact Ryan at rmeekin@wisc.edu!

Gear Manager

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Grace Shay

Hi my name is Grace Shay, and I'm a Senior at UW Madison studying Wildlife Ecology and Spanish. I've been Scuba certified for about 5 years now and love to dive whenever I have the opportunity. My favorite dives were in Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico where I saw about 30 Bull sharks and Isla de la Plata, Ecuador where I saw a ton of sea turtles and a Manta Ray!

Contact Grace at gshay2@wisc.edu!

Secretary

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Max Lyman

Hi everyone! My name is Max, and I am a Junior Computer Science Major here at the University of Wisconsin. I am getting scuba certified as I write this, and I love to go on adventures of every kind! In the future, I'd love to do some dives in Australia, or maybe in the near future, a dive in Maine!

Contact Max at mlyman2@wisc.edu!

Marketing

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Ethan Jones

Hello everyone! My name is Ethan Jones, and I am a sophomore here at UW from Neenah, Wisconsin. I’m still not sure exactly what I will end up majoring in but I am considering international business, economics, international studies, or maybe even something completely different. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing many sports and getting outside, especially those on the water like sailing and kiting. I joined the Hoofers Scuba club this fall and hold the VP-Marketing position on the executive board. I am also on the UW sailing team and also am involved with the Hoofers mountaineering and outing clubs. Excited to start diving more this year!

Contact Ethan at ecjones2@wisc.edu!

Webmaster

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Anna Ankerstjerne

Hi! I am Anna. I am a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. I have always loved bodies of water, especially snorkeling and wakeboarding. Therefore, Scuba Diving is right up my alley. I am hoping to become certified this semester. Once certified, I'd love to go diving in Belize.

Contact Anna at aankerstjern@wisc.edu!