Executive Board


Hey, my name is Mckinleigh, and I am the President of ANS-UW. I am a Senior undergraduate in Nuclear Engineering. I went to high school in Decorah, Iowa. I am a dedicated environmentalist, and I have always been interesting in the possibility of powering the future with alternative energy. This interest brought me to UW because I wanted to learn from the school’s prestigious Nuclear Program. To learn more about Nuclear, I became actively involved in Nuclear Materials research on campus and the American Nuclear Society.

Vice President

Hello, I'm Shaun Aakre, a senior in Nuclear Engineering. I grew up on a small beef farm near Hawley, MN and attended Minnesota State University-Moorhead before transferring to the University of Wisconsin. My plans are to pursue a Master's degree and then work for a start-up company or national laboratory on molten salt or liquid metal-cooled reactors. In addition to studying nuclear systems, I enjoy tuning engines, machining, and spending time outdoors.


Hello my name is Alex, I am the treasurer of ANS-UW. I am a fifth-year senior undergraduate in Nuclear Engineering, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I chose nuclear because I am passionate about mitigating global climate change and I believe access to affordable, reliable electricity is a human right. On the (occasional) weekend, I enjoy backpacking.

Public Information and Scouts Coordinator

Governor A

Hi, I’m Kendall and I am one of the governors for this semester. I'm a sophomore undergrad in Nuclear Engineering, from Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb just north of Chicago. I chose to study Nuclear Engineering because I have always been interested in medical physics, learning more about the radiation sciences, and how nuclear energy can impact people. A hobby of mine is swimming with dolphins (see picture above for proof).

Governor B

Hello, I'm John Masse, a freshman undergraduate in Nuclear Engineering from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. My role as governor is to assist the other members and help coordinate our highway cleanup volunteer service. I have often enjoyed math and physics, so nuclear engineering seemed like an interesting field for me to join. I also think that nuclear energy is going to be a necessary step forward for the world, so I want to help advance the cause. Some of my hobbies include biking and running.


Hi, my name is Marissa Brown. I am a sophomore in Nuclear Engineering at UW-Madison from Beloit, WI. I choose to study nuclear engineering because nuclear energy is the most economical solution to combating climate change. My hobbies include muay thai, playing Rocket League, and hanging out with friends.