Mentoring Resources

Mentoring and the development of successful mentorship interactions are a particular focus SACNAS. In our research activities, events, and programs, we strive to understand mentoring best practices and mentoring specific to underrepresented minorities. And, we're excoted to share what we are beginning to learn with our community.

Mentoring Articles


Featured Recruiting & Mentoring Resources

I grew up in the Northwestern part of New Mexico where I had very little exposure to the biological sciences. It took me many years of undergraduate study to experience enough biology to not be afraid of it and consider it as a career. Read More >

While an undergraduate, I was a fan of Dana Scully from the television show X-files and Ellie Arroway from the movie Contact (1997). Both of these characters were gifted scientists that provided strong female role models that were different from anyone I knew. I admired these women because they were smart, independent and brave. Of course, they were fictional characters, but I identified with them and they inspired me. I wanted to be like them. Read More >

When I started at SACNAS, my greatest role models were the founders of the organization. To this day, I respect and admire their vision and persistence in bringing Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists together as a community. After 17 years with SACNAS, you—the members of this community—have become my role models. I am inspired by you daily, watching you persevere as undergrads and become my peers, get your PhDs, and obtain positions of leadership. Because of you, I am continually challenging myself to do better, think strategically, and to flourish as a leader. Read More >