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SIAM Welcomes Three New Staff Members!

The team here at SIAM has grown over the last few weeks, bringing on board three new members of staff. Get to know them!

Nicole Gawel
Nicole Gawel, Membership Coordinator

Nicole graduated with her bachelor’s in Gender Studies and Public Policy & Administration from the University of Delaware in 2017. Nicole comes to SIAM with experience in volunteer management, community engagement, and tons of enthusiasm for her new position. Nicole is a native Delawarean, and recently moved to Philadelphia alongside her cat, Cheri. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys baking, reading, and shopping at flea markets for eclectic knickknacks.

Q: Why are you excited to be working at SIAM?

A: I am excited to be in a position that blends so many of pieces of my personal and professional background together. I am also excited to join an energetic team and organization!

Q: Why do you think STEM is important?

A: STEM is a major component in creating breakthroughs in innovation and advancing society.

Q: What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?

A: I attended a magnet middle and high school for performing and creative arts. I had a concentration in visual art, and attended daily art classes for 7 years. Art is still an important hobby for me, and I like to paint in my free time.

Amanda Spadel
Amanda Spadel, Customer Service Representative

Amanda recently graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Writing Arts from Rowan University, May 2018. In her major, she concentrated in New Media & Publishing as well as Creative Writing. Amanda also held a position on the Executive Board of the Rowan University Writing Arts Club as Vice President for two academic years. Amanda and the other Executive Board members pushed the club into becoming a chartered student organization at Rowan. After presenting to petition to a crowd of over 300 Rowan students with her co-Executive Board members, the Rowan Student Government Association accepted the petition, and after one trial year, the RU Writing Arts Club was sanctioned as an official organization on March 6, 2018. Before joining SIAM, Amanda worked as a Customer Service Rep for BumbleeBee Tennis, a company based in NYC that offers tennis lessons to children and adults. When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and cat named Poptart.

Q: Why are you excited to be working at SIAM?

A: One of the reasons why I’m so excited to be working at SIAM is because it’s a publishing company, which is where my interest lies the most! I am extremely interested in hopefully learning about the inside operations of a publishing company, even in my role as a Customer Service Rep. SIAM is exactly where I want to be right now, and I’m so thankful that I’m here! I also really love how tightly knit everyone is around here. I am looking forward to many years to come with SIAM!

Q: Why do you think STEM is important?

A: I think STEM fields are important because they’re definitely hard subjects to master for everyday people. Authors, professors, students, and individuals who understand STEM and who use their knowledge and experience to apply it in areas such as education, life sciences, and geosciences are making our world more modern, more accessible, and more reliable - which in my option is an exceptionally generous mission.

Q: What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?

A: I am still attending Rowan University in their Global Learning and Partnerships program. I am working towards my Mater of Arts in Writing as a part time student while I work here.

Cameron Stockton
Cameron Stockton, Marketing Strategist

Cameron hails from Indianapolis, IN, but he has lived on the east coast since 2014. Cameron worked for several years for D.C. area government contracting and consulting service firms in marketing services, database administration, full life cycle deliverable development, and corporate business development. Cameron is currently completing his M.B.A with a concentration in Business Analytics via a graduate program at Temple University. In his spare time, Cameron loves to play basketball in recreational leagues, explore parks in the area, work with local area youth, and travel when time permits. Cameron hopes to bring his passion for data-driven decision making, process improvement and collaboration to benefit the SIAM team and the members we serve.

Q: Why are you excited to be working at SIAM?

A: I’m excited to contribute strategy to SIAM’s promotions, communications, and engagement with the Applied Mathematics and Computational Science community domestically and internationally.

Q: Why do you think STEM is important?

A: STEM is important because technological advances will continue to happen on Earth. It’s paramount to equip all individuals interested in the field with the knowledge that they need to innovate and grow with STEM as opposed to lagging behind progress.

Q: What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?

A: I was a crazy person that competed in cross-country running in high school. It built character – so they said.

Please join all of us here at SIAM in welcoming Nicole, Amanda, and Cameron to the team!

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