Alicia Anderson is the Executive Office and Administrative Specialist for the Consortium. She provides administrative support and manages events, including registration and continuing education credits. Prior to joining the Consortium, she served as a Program Associate in the University’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is a graduate of Auburn University.
Melanie Burns, PhD
Melanie Burns is the Senior Administrative Director for the Consortium. She is responsible for fiscal management, strategic planning, and the coordination of grants. Prior to joining the Consortium, she served as Managing Director for three centers in the University's Department of Chemistry. She has a PhD in Political Science from the U of MN.
Matthew Tveter, MA
Matt Tveter is the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach for the Consortium. He oversees all communications and marketing activities, including strategy, media relations, and outreach. Prior to working for the Consortium, he led the University's communications efforts related to financial aid. He holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication.
Susan M. Wolf, JD
(612) 301-3905, (612) 625-3406
Professor Susan M. Wolf is a Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; and Professor of Medicine. She is Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Founding Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology.
Research Assistants & Student Staff
Madeline Beglinger, BA Candidate
Madeline Beglinger is the Communications Intern and Research Assistant for the Consortium. She provides support for all staff and completes a variety of tasks for the organization. She is currently studying Psychology and Sociology Law, Crime & Deviance at the University of Minnesota with a minor in Spanish and Political Science. She plans on attending law school after she graduates.
Claire Colby, JD Candidate
Claire Colby is a JD candidate at the University of Minnesota with an interest in the intersection of science and law. She earned undergraduate degrees in investigative journalism and political science from the University of Missouri.
Frances Daniels, JD Candidate
Frances Daniels is a Research Assistant for the Consortium. She is a law student at the University of Minnesota and provides research support for Consortium projects. Prior to law school, she worked as a paramedic and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and anticipates receiving her JD in May, 2022.
Alexis Kocken, BS Candidate
Alexis Kocken is a project assistant to Prof. Francis Shen, a Consortium affiliate faculty member. She is working towards a bachelor's in science in Industrial Design and Product Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is expected to graduate in May 2022. She creates graphical documents related to grant-funded projects such as websites, vector-based illustrations, user storyboards, and more.
Hannah Oliason, JD Candidate
Hannah Oliason is a Legal Project Assistant for Prof. Susan M. Wolf, the Chair of the Consortium. She assists with scholarly research and grant-funded projects on law and ethics of medical practice, genetics and genomics, and precision medicine. Hannah is in her third and final year at University of Minnesota Law School where she is concentrating in Health Law & Bioethics.
Efraín Torres, PhD Candidate
Efraín Torres is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He assists Prof. Francis Shen, a Consortium affiliate faculty member, in data extraction, preprocessing, and analysis. He holds a BS in Bioelectrical Engineering from Marquette University and is from Chicago.