Our Officers

Kathleen Kelly : Master Alchemist

Kathleen Kelly

Master Alchemist

She was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. This spring she will be graduating from UVA in Chemistry with a Specialization in Biochemistry. She is currently applying to medical school to pursue a MD/MPH (Masters in Public Health) to pursue sustainable ways to reduce health disparities.

Fun Fact: She is a huge University of Michigan football fan.

Funmi Eletu : Vice Master Alchemist

Funmi Eletu

Vice Master Alchemist

She is a fourth year pre-med student studying Biochemistry. She grew up in near Silver Spring, Maryland, but she currently resides in Inwood, WV.
Fun Fact: She has had Malaria a few times before.
Nathan Berelovich : Master of Ceremonies

Nathan Berelovich

Master of Ceremonies

He is a third year Computer Science and Cognitive Science Major. He enjoys hanging out with my friends, playing video games, his girlfriend Rosi, and long walks on the beach.

Fun Fact:  He is a first generation from the Soviet Union.

Jason Guinto : Co-Treasurer

Jason Guinto


He is a third-year biochemistry student who pledged during his first year at UVA.  He is also an undergraduate researcher studying mitochondrial dynamics.

Fun Fact: He loves lifting and bad memes.

Liam Fineman : Co-Treasurer

Liam Fineman


Liam is a third-year chemistry major at the University of Virginia.  He is honored to be able to serve as co-treasurer for the alpha-kappa chapter of AXE.  Along with being an active fraternity brother, Liam is President of Mock Trial at the University of Virginia.  He hopes to pursue a career that allows him to combine both his interest in chemistry and in law.

Fun Fact:   Along with chemistry, Liam is also studying archaeology at UVA.

Rossana Signorelli : Alumni Secretary

Rossana Signorelli

Alumni Secretary

She is a third year biochemistry major and plans on getting a PhD in immunology. For the past two years she has been the alumni secretary of the Alpha Kappa chapter.
Fun Fact: She is an international student from Italy.
Lucas Frye : Parliamentarian

Lucas Frye


Lucas is a second year environmental chemistry major. He enjoys improv, ultimate, and long walks on the shed.

Fun Fact: He once rapped in front of 7,000 people.

Isabelle Witteveen : Historian

Isabelle Witteveen


Isabelle Witteveen is a 2nd year at the university who is planning on majoring in biochemistry. At UVA she is involved in club swimming, and volunteers through Kids Acting Out, in addition to AXE. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, drawing, and listening to the Beatles.

 Fun Fact: She has a dual citizenship with the Netherlands and is half Dutch.

Claire Frank : Reporter

Claire Frank


Claire is a 4th year from Leesburg, VA, who is studying Computer Science and Religious Studies. She has been with the chapter since Fall 2014.

Fun Fact:  She went as Jessie from Team Rocket for Halloween last year and is worried that she will never top that.

Emily Plunkett : Recorder

Emily Plunkett


She is a biochemistry major from Roanoke, VA. In the future, she hopes to do food chemistry or something similar and eventually own a house in the mountains somewhere.

Fun Fact: She likes doing stage makeup for plays when she has free time.

Sydney Ward : Service and Enrichment Chair

Sydney Ward

Service and Enrichment Chair

She is a third year African American Studies and Women Gender Sexuality Studies double major. She currently serves as the Service and Enrichment Chair and is therefore in charge of organizing our service events and community outreach.

Fun Fact: She was 1 of 20 high schoolers to attend BASF Chemical Company's chemical engineering and marketing summer program in high school.

Kate Rutman : Social Chair

Kate Rutman

Social Chair

Kate is a third year studying Environmental Science and Foreign Affairs. She loves to travel; her favorite is safariing in South Africa. Most weekends you can catch her singing and dancing poorly in her backyard while grilling with friends.

Fun Fact:  She once competed in a rodeo and won the mutton busting competition.

Jeyda Turker : Communications Chair

Jeyda Turker

Communications Chair

Jeyda Turker is a second year who plans on majoring in Environmental Chemistry. Currently, she is a member of the UPC Cinema committee, the Pre-Dental Society, the Turkish Student Association, and is a Gen Chem TA. Her hobbies include petting puppies and drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee.

Fun Fact:  She spent the summer shadowing an Oral Surgeon and got to suction during a wisdom tooth extraction surgery.