2014 SACNAS Nat'l Conference
I hope you can help me achieve my goal of raising money to attend the 2014 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference.
SACNAS is a national organization with strong ties to enriching the STEM field on all levels and supporting and recruiting underrepresented minorities in STEM.
SACNAS has been pivotal in my life. It was at the 2011 Conference in San Jose, California (my first SACNAS Conference!) where I first had the opportunity to communicate my science and passion for research. After that time, I became more involved in the local SACNAS chapter at UCLA and had the privilege of being President of the SACNAS at UCLA chapter this last year.
SACNAS is a community where I have embraced my identity as a scientist and I was lucky enough to have gotten my abstract accepted to present at this year's national conference!
I will present my research titled "ndi1 Expression in Intestinal Stem Cells Extends Lifespan in Drosophila Melanogaster." This will in essence be the heart of my hardwork during my three amazing years at UCLA.
The conference will be in Los Angeles, California (woot woot!) from October 16-October 18. I am currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan and used up all of my money on the move here and so I would appreciate any help you can give.
It would be amazing and the best gift in the world if you all could help me raise the money to pay for a rountrip flight (~$400-450) and the conference registration fees ($315).
If you would like to know more about SACNAS national ( http://sacnas.org) or SACNAS at UCLA ( http://www.sacnasatucla.com) please follow the links.
Thank you very much!!
UCLA Promotional Video for SACNAS 2014 National Conference
You guys did it! You helped me reach my goal!! Thank you so so so so so much!!!
It is a done deal that I will be presenting my research at this year's SACNAS national conference and hopefully turning everyone on to aging research and the amazing science being done in the David Walker's lab.
I will be a mentor to new SACNAS attendees who will be presenting their research for the first time as well as to guide them in presenting successfully :).
I will be with my SACNAS at UCLA chapter as we accept our award and inspire other chapters to uphold the integrity of science and increase diversity in STEM.
&& I will be home for a little less than a week but long enough to convince SACNAS Conference attendees that UCLA is an amazing place to do science and to get a dose of love and support from the amazing people I am lucky enough to call friends and family!
Gracias por todo! Los quiero muchísimo!!
I am so excited and happy to see so many of my closest friends and family members taking the time (and money!) to take a moment to support an incredible endeavor on my part.
I am not sure if everyone knows yet but for the 2013-2014 year I was President of the SACNAS at UCLA Chapter and I am so proud to say that the national organization has awarded us Undergraduate CHAPTER OF THE YEAR!!!
I had the privilege of working with such passionate and amazing people and now, not only am I much closer to being on my way to present my research at the conference, but our chapter will also be recognized in front of everyone there and receive an award for all of our handwork!
Thank you so much everyone for celebrating science and diversity and passion! I am almost on my way to securing my slot for the national conference, I just need a little more help!
Thanks again! :)