The AWIS-SD Academia 2 Industry (A2I) Committee organizes an informal gathering for individuals in academia interested in transitioning to a career in industry each month with an invited speaker.. We also organize multiple company tours throughout the year.
We invite women holding a variety of positions in industry to join our coffee social each month to provide insight into their career move and work/life balance. The group meets the first or second Wednesday of the month at 5 pm at the Bella Vista Café. The forums are intended to be a place for people of similar interests or paths in life to meet and support each other. It’s a great way to network with fellow AWIS SD members and share ideas and encouragement.
Academia 2 Industry Committee Co-Chairs:
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lab of Dr. Albert Chen, Scintillon Institute
Training: BS Biology with Minor Psychology, University of Maine, 2013; MS, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2019; PhD Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2021
Additional AWIS involvement: Corporate Sponsership, Scholarship and Outreach Committees; Open House Organizing Committee 2022
Current position: Scientist 2, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
Training: BSc with Hons in Microbiology and Biochemistry, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, 2009; PhD in Physiology, SOKENDAI, Japan, 2015