Help me go to a science conference

$880 of $1,267 goal

Raised by 12 people in 34 months
Hi everyone!
I am a PhD candidate in the ocean sciences department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and I am also part of the Molecular Ecology team at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) located in Santa Cruz.  I am moving forward and will be graduating with my PhD March 2016!  I am preparing for my graduation, which also means I am actively applying for job opportunities.  For the last 6 years I have been dedicated to studying population genetics of steelhead trout.  As I think about my career goals I know that I want to continue doing research that directly affects species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (2006).
There is a big conference happening October  29-31, 2015.  That's soon! The conference is called the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS).   SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to the advancement of scientists that are from diverse backgrounds.  I have previously presented research at the SACNAS conference and I've been able to get a travelscholarship from them in the past.  However, this year I need to find funding opportunities of my own.  I have made a plan to save money and I am reaching out for support from you in hopes of finding myself at the conference this year.  Attending the SACNAS conference would help me network and  find a job that aligns with my career goals.
Here is a breakdown of the costs:
Airfare to DC : $335
Hotel for 3 nights: $537
Conference registration: $395
Total: $1267

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Thank you so much Amber! You are awesome!
Have fun in Costa Rica!!!
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Thank you Jonathan Cornell!!!! Hope your new job is going great!
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Shout out to my good friend Stephanie Briggs! You've been awesome at spreading the word about my science conference crowd fund. And you and your family are helping it happen! I'm so happy and feel blessed for all the support I've received from family and friends! Thank you so much!
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Aunt Becky and Uncle Richard, thank you so much for all your support! I still remember when we stayed in La Selva. Steph and I had a blast! :-)
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$880 of $1,267 goal

Raised by 12 people in 34 months
Created August 26, 2015
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$10
Barbara Taylor
33 months ago
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I don't know you. But, we have a mutual friend, Amber Campion. I am inspired by your commitment to yourself, your dreams, and science. Thank you for doing your part to bring the Earth back into alignment. Have fun at the conference. Be afraid and do it anyways!! We support you :)

AC
$25
Amber Campion
33 months ago
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You are incredible Martha. So excited to hear how this conference goes. Be afraid....and do it anyways!

RM
$40
Regina Madrigal
34 months ago
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My cousin, Stephanie, has always spoken so highly of you. Congrats on achieving your educational goals!

NB
$100
Nicholas Briggs
34 months ago
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Have fun!

VA
$50
Vicente Hernandez A
34 months ago
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Aprovecha!! Saludos de la Familia de Tij :D

EF
$100
Erica France
34 months ago
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Because you are wonderful! I hope the conference is very helpful to you on your journey

DR
$200
david ramirez
34 months ago
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Very proud of you

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