Who we are

The BE Refs are graduate students trained in conflict management by Conflict Management@MIT. You can directly contact an individual Ref or find us all at berefs@mit.edu. Note that REFS Trainees have completed the conflict management training yet, and are thus not available for confidential conflict coaching.

If you’re interested in joining the team, check out the application.

Molly Bird
Molly Bird
REFS Trainee
mbird at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 3rd year | Yaffe lab
location Building 76/Koch

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Becca Black
REFS Trainee
rblack at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 1st year

Claire Duvallet
duvallet at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 4th year | Alm Lab
location 500 Tech Square

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Jacqueline Gerritsen

REFS Trainee
jgn at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 2nd year | White Lab
location Building 76/Koch

Georgia Lagoudas
lagoudas at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 6th year | Blainey Lab
location Broad

Lauren Milling
lmilling at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 3rd year | Irvine lab
location Building 76/Koch

Tu Nguyen
lttnguye at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 6th year | Alm Lab
location 500 Tech Square

Caroline Werlang
REFS Trainee
cwerlang at mit dot edu
BE PhD student | 2nd year | Ribbeck lab
location Building 56

Faculty mentor & partners

The BE REFS team has a faculty mentor who advises the Refs and serves as a liaison with departmental faculty and staff.

Angela Koehler 
koehler at mit dot edu
Assistant Professor | BE
location 76-361/Koch Institute

BE REFS is partnered with the BE Communication Lab and the BE Graduate Board. We are part of the larger REFS program coordinated by Conflict Management@MIT.

Former BE Refs

Scott Olesen (2014-2016)
Souparno Ghosh (2015-2016)
Deena Rennerfeldt (2016)