Current Board Members


President: Jacqueline Austermann


Jacky is a fifth year PhD student in Earth and Planetary Sciences and a mid-career Taekwondo enthusiast. In her research she tries to constrain past changes in sea level and ice volume and in her free time she enjoyes kicking people at HTKD.

Vice-President: Dmitry Vinichenko


Dmitry is a graduate student in Chemical Physics program, doing some quantum chemistry calculations for the thesis; most often it amounts to drawing a bunch of molecules and letting a supercomputer to deal with them. He is alumnus of Moscow State University, pics of which you are strongly recommended to check out, and a native of western Siberia, which prevents him from appreciating comments on “cold” weather in Boston. He enjoys having spare time, and sometimes even cooking or kicking on top of it.

Secretary: Ioana Zelko

Treasurer: Dian Yang

Social Chair: Laurie Lai


Laurie is a third-year law student. She began taekwondo eight years ago and loves it for the great workouts, exciting tournaments, and most importantly, her awesome teammates! In addition to taekwondo, Laurie enjoys playing euchre, reading, and spending time outdoors. She’s always up for a game of Ultimate Frisbee, laser tag, ice skating, or flying trapeze. Let her know if you want to explore someplace new or have a cool idea for a social!