Meet The Team
Ana Marija Sokovic
Ana Marija Sokovic is a Computational Scientist interested in stimulating innovation in communities through the power of a growth mindset by partnering across campus and beyond to advance areas including research support, cloud enablement, data as an enabler, and equitable access to technology for marginalized populations. Throughout her career Ana has gained valuable expertise in developing computational pipelines, algorithms, and data analysis for research projects. For Ana, empowering women and minorities in high-performance computing is crucial because it fosters diversity and inclusion, bringing valuable perspectives and talent to the field. Providing support and opportunities for underrepresented groups can lead to innovation, address biases, and drive positive change in the high-performance computing community, as highlighted by the expertise and experiences of leaders like Ana and the other women of WHPC.
In her free time, Ana enjoys supporting South Shore community's cultural events, various environmental initiatives and programming for youth. Ana is passionate about finding bridges between cultures, reading and swimming in the lake :)
Outreach and Communications
Amira is currently a computational scientist at the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for education and research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and has over 15 years of experience in computational sciences and machine learning. She specializes in bioinformatics and biomedical analysis to solve biological problems. She’s been using HPC for over a decade to analyze big data in Genomics, transcriptomics and Proteomics. She has special interest in teaching STEM topics like data science and high-performance computing to a diversity of students from different ages and backgrounds. During her free times, Amira enjoys volunteering and likes trying different cuisines and swimming. She’s also passionate about outdoor activities and gets very excited when discovering new places and cultures, in addition to learning new skills.
Beth has over 22 years of experience in creative leadership, marketing communications, and communications strategy for high-performance computing. Since 2012, she has been the head of communications for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
She focuses on leading a team of writers and designers to create public and technical communications for users, staff, potential collaborators, and the Department of Energy.
Her research interests include improving the user community's experience at the ALCF balancing user and business needs with technology and staffing constraints.
Paige Kinsley is the Education Outreach Lead at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), assisting staff in the development and leading of training and outreach activities across the facility, as well as acting as the central point for all education, outreach, and training activities for the ALCF. She is committed to engaging underserved populations in STEM and increasing access to resources and knowledge about the power of science and high-performance computing to change the world.
Paige received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin – Madison and holds a B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Chinese Language from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Crisis Management, Microsoft Word, International Relations, Management, and Healthcare. Strong program and project management professional with a MRes focused in Human Rights and International Politics from The University of Glasgow.