Board Members

Jonathan Weyhrauch

President & Founrder

Jonathan Weyhrauch is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering in the Sustainable Water Energy and Environmental Technologies lab (SWEET Lab) at Wayne State University. Prior to joining academia, he worked for many years as an engineering tech making solar cells and panels. During this time, he received a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in resource management and sustainability from Oakland University. He then went to Wayne State University pursuing an MS in Geology. During Jon’s tenure in Geology, he worked as a research assistant studying geospatial distributions of heavy metals in urban gardens, soil health parameters of impacted urban soils, and the impact of radioactivity in urban soils on human health.

Sean Saif

Vice President

Charles French

IT Specialist

Charles graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s in Information Technology. He spends his free time doing computer programming.

Brian Spies

Brian Spies

Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

2019 Interns & Volunteers

Zaid Asbahi

Zaid is a junior at Oakland University studying Biology. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, video games, and watching TV.

Quinn Foussianes

Quinn is a senior at Oakland University studying Psychology. Her responsibilities include managing Reroot’s social media accounts, drafting grant proposals, and organizing fundraisers. Her interests include photography, music, and organic farming.

Maria Kaljaj

Maria is a Biology major at Oakland University with a specialization in Microbiology. She primarily tends to the bees. She loves gardening, exercising, and learning new things.


Kelly Kurkowski

Kelly is a senior at Oakland University studying Information Technology. Her primary responsibility is maintaining and updating Reroot’s website. In her spare time, she enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy novels, watching horror movies, and playing video games.

Sophie LaFond


Sophie has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and she is currently completing a B.S. in Biochemistry at Oakland University, where she focuses on environmental research and water analysis. Sophie enjoys swimming, the outdoors and learning how to play musical instruments.

Zoha Siddiqua

Zoha is a currently working on her Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Wayne State, her major being Pharmacology/Toxicology. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in June 2017 from Osmania University in India. As an international student, her free time is spent exploring the city while enjoying learning about cultural differences and histories.

Randall Yee

Randall is currently studying Biology and Pre-med at Oakland University. His primary responsibility is building and maintaining the chicken coop. In his spare time, he plays the piano.