Pay it forward.
These organizations are an important part of my research group's involvement and outreach.
The first time I attended the annual Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference was an amazing experience. I currently serve as one of the faculty advisor for the Fresno State chapter. If you want to hear the success stories of many other scientists from underrepresented groups, virtually attend the upcoming 2020 conference!
SCIence outreach / BiotaQ
BiotaQ at UC Merced promotes scientific engagement in Merced county high schools through collaborative mentorship, hands-on demonstration, and skill-based learning. Graduate and undergraduate students from the University of California, Merced and Merced College serve as mentors and after-school teachers for sophomore and junior high school students.