Mr. Curiel manages travel scholarships for the SACNAS National Conference and supports program managers with strategic projects. He attended his first SACNAS National Conference in 2010 as a community college student. After transferring to the University of California, Santa Cruz, he continued his SACNAS involvement as the 2012 UCSC SACNAS Chapter President. In 2014, Mr. Curiel earned his BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Before joining the SACNAS staff, Mr. Curiel worked as a STEM Professional Expert at College of the Sequoias, where he helped mentor students in an undergraduate research program. Mr. Curiel is passionate about promoting and increasing diversity in the sciences.