Our Fearless Leader
Nicole Di Fabio is Manager of the Undergraduate Programs Office (UPO). She is responsible for managing the overall operation, development, and assessment of the office. Nicole earned a Master’s degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking from The George Washington University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Outside of the office she likes trying new restaurants in DC and rowing to work off all the food she consumes.
Ben Hall is the newest member of the UPO team. He is responsible for overseeing the UPO social media and student chapter grant programs. Ben attended North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina where he graduated with degrees in both Program Management and Business. He has lived in Washington, DC since he graduated college in 2009. When he’s not in the office, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, in the gym, or spending time with friends in dog-friendly establishments.
Blake Aronson currently supports two-year colleges and undergraduate students with UPO. Before ACS, she was an industrial chemist and two-year college instructor (in that order). She has a chemistry BA from Colgate University and an inorganic chemistry PhD from the University of Minnesota. So far, she has lived in Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, New York, Cardiff, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington, DC. As a consequence, she has no fear of snow, rain, sheep, or SUVs. Earthquakes are another matter.
Jessica Roberts joined the UPO team in June 2014 after graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Chemistry, specializing in Biochemistry. She works primarily with the ACS Student Chapter reporting process. She has lived in the DC metropolitan area most of her life, but has recently moved the city, which she loves.
Robin Lindsey joined ACS in 1986 as an Office Assistant in the Office of Government Relations and Science Policy (GRASP). After 2 ½ years, she was promoted to Program Assistant in the Education Division in the Student Affiliates Office. Later she was promoted to Senior Associate and Lead Program in the Undergraduate Programs Office. During her tenure in the Education Department, she has helped to shape and grow the Student Affiliates program to the successful student member program that it is today. She now serves as a Program Administrator for UPO.