Help me go to a science conference
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
Have fun in Costa Rica!!!