AWIS-SD Annual Speed Mentoring Event at National University

General Events
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Venue: National University

Registration for the annual AWIS-SD Speed Mentoring has officially opened. Join us for a night of networking with mentors and mentees focused on a variety of topics selected by AWIS-SD members. This year’s topics include:

•    Transitioning out of academia
•    Non-bench/non-traditional science jobs
•    Managing people and projects
•    Effective (scientific) communication
•    Personal Finance
•    Networking and its advantages
Mentees will be paired in small groups with three different mentors for twenty minutes each. This is a great forum to generate ideas and identify areas for personal career growth. Please register online and fill out the brief survey before February 28th so that we may pair you with mentors that best match your interests. Light dinner will be provided.

AWIS Members: Free
Non-Members: $15 - purchase tickets online here
Online registration by February 28th
Time: 5:30-8 pm
Location: 11255 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037-1011


Mentor Bios

Dr Laure Escoubet joined Celgene in 2006 bringing her epigenetic expertise to bear immediately with the identification and validation of promising epigenetic targets in cancer through a functional genomic screen, effectively launching Celgene’s epigenetic drug discovery efforts. She is currently a Director at Celgene and Head of Epigenetic Drug Discovery.

Laurie Itkin is a financial advisor, certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA), author and speaker. Laurie graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 with a B.S. in economics and a concentration in finance.

DeeAnn Visk owns her own business as a medical writer and editor.  She is more than happy to share advice in careers outside of academia and starting your own business.
Mahsuni Gokdemir has lived in San Diego for 2 years and work at Qualcomm as an LTE Modem Firmware Engineer. Currently, she is the technical lead of a project designing LTE modem chip and manages a team of 4-5 people.

Masha Evpak is a scientist-turned-science communicator who teaches the public about biology as The Genetics Gal online. Her experience as a grad student opened her eyes to the epidemic of low confidence among grad students and other scientists. Determined to help these smart people realize how awesome they are, she now runs bootcamps helping grad students regain their confidence!

Corine Lau, Ph.D., is a Cancer Genomics Scientist at Human Longevity Inc. Prior to transitioning from academics into industry full-time, Corine consulted in scientific writing and scientific curation in a home-based setting. She completed her postdoctoral training at UCSD in eukaryotic nuclear assembly. She is a long-standing volunteer of AWIS-SD, and currently an AWIS-SD Newsletter Committee co-chair.



All Dates

  • Thursday, March 02, 2017 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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