AWIS-San Diego

Public Relations Committee

“To increase public awareness of AWIS San Diego and its mission to advance STEM equity through diverse programming offerings to our members and the community.”

Help us to build awareness of AWIS-SD events and news on a flexible schedule—we have short and long term projects that fit a busy life, and we thrive on new ideas! Join Us!


Public Relations promotes AWIS SD resources for career development and acts as a voice for women in STEM to the wider community.

  • Design diverse marketing content
  • Manage social media accounts and email campaigns to provide visibility to chapter & community events, and job opportunities
  • Retain, recruit, and welcome members from diverse STEM fields, career levels, and employment sectors

Public Relations Committee Member Benefits:

  • Communication, Marketing, and Management: Develop key skills in communication, marketing, and management with application to any career fields and levels.
  • Creative Design: Develop your creative talents through design of social media campaigns, promotional materials, and or showcase your photography skills for our events.
  • Networking: Develop relevant relationships with other AWIS SD committees, media contacts, sponsors, and partners. Represent AWIS SD at local conferences and STEM events.
  • Recognition of Contributions: We provide visibility through the nomination of AWIS San Diego Awards, name recognition in email signature lines, our website, member spotlights, and through LinkedIn recommendations.

If you are interested in making the most of your AWIS-SD membership by improving your communication skills and increasing awareness of our chapter, please contact us at

Public Relations Co-Chairs:

Sarah Narehood


Current Position: Graduate Student, Lab of Dr. Mark Herzik and Dr. Akif Tezcan, UCSD Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Training: BS Chemistry, Emory University, 2020

Ivy Tam


Current Position: Graduate Researcher (MS Student), Thackray Lab, UCSD School of Medicine
Training: BS Microbiology, UCSD 2023; MS Biology, UCSD, present

Elena Rubio de la Torre


Current Position: Founder and Principal Consultant at BioCustomer Support Solutions
Training: Bachelor degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry. PhD in Neurosciences, University of Granada, Spain. Postdoctoral fellow at UCSD and SBP.