WIST 2015 co-chair


Robina Shaheen is a physical chemist at the University of California San Diego, USA.

Corporate-Sponsorship Co-Chair


Kerstin has been a member of AWIS and active volunteer on the Corporate Sponsorship Committee since October 2012, member of WIST speakers committee and Co-chair of Open House Committee last year. Since January 2015 she took on the role of Co-chairs on our Corporate Sponsorship Committee.

Member at Large


April currently serves AWIS San Diego as Secretary and as Co-Chair of the Back to Work Initiative. She develops programs to assist women who want to return to a career in science after an absence.

Strategy Session Co-Chair


Leslie Crews is a third-generation native San Diegan and scientist with a passion for stem cell biology. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and PhD from UCSD.

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