Officer Team 2020-2021

Mariana Trujillo, President

Major: Bioengineering

"I’m excited to serve as an OSU SACNAS officer to promote underrepresented communities in STEM. Attending the SACNAS conference last year opened a world of opportunities for me, which I would like to share with other club members and provide them with necessary tools for their professional growth. "

Luis Garcia-Lamas, Vice President

Major: Mathematics option in Statistics

"I’m excited to be part of SACNAS officer team to help promote diversity in STEM. Attending the national conference was an encouraging experience for me. Seeing the diversity in my field of Statistics encouraged me to promote diversity within my field. By being an officer, I hope to bring superb experiences and tools to our club members."

Juriana E. Barboza Sagrero, Secretary

Major: BioResource Research, Toxicology & BioInformatics opt.; Chemistry minor

"As an officer, I am inspired to use my skills to encourage and engage with students of diverse backgrounds and ages furthermore adding to my knowledge and helping others at the same time."

Ian Thompson- Hernandez, Webmaster

Major: Bioresource research

"I am very excited to serve as part of the 2020/2021 SACNAS chapter as a webmaster, because I want to help engage and support my peers to practice professional development. I have participated in SACNAS as a member for a little over a year, and I have already experienced a positive impact from the program. By attending the 2019 SACNAS Conference in Honolulu, I gained a connection that helped me get accepted into the Fred Hutch SURP program. I hope to create similar opportunities for my peers at OSU. I have always been a really active supporter of those around me- from forming study groups to editing papers. I resonate a lot with the SACNAS mission statement of motivating other Chicanos and Native Americans, as they prepare to enter grad school or the STEM workforce. I feel that a big barrier from many ethnic minorities sometimes, is the lack of support we get from teachers, family and society as a whole- but SACNAS has made me feel that I have another community that is behind my back, pushing me to excel in my professional goals."

Daniel De Leon, GRAD Chair

Masters: Computer Science

"I’m really looking forward to reaching out to students to promote STEM in our underrepresented communities as well as promoting a strong and welcoming community for our current SACNAS members."

Elizabeth Wirsching, Public Relations, Communications & Membership

Major: Biology option Marine with Minor in Spanish

"I'm excited to serve as an OSU SACNAS officer because I want to give back and contribute to this amazing organization which does a great job of creating a supportive community of students, in addition to promoting personal and professional growth."

Anton Alvarez, CAS & COE Representative

Major: BioResource Research

"I am excited to be part of the officer team to help support diversity and inclusion of like-minded people in STEM!"