The STEAM LEADERSHIP SERIES bridges the science, education, and high-tech business communities along Career Pathways that empower young people to live their dreams and explore great careers and jobs in San Diego.
SDUSD CCTE and the STEAM LEADERSHIP SERIES HOST:
Dr. Johnson is known for her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, and was awarded the UCLA Academic Senate Award for Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the UCLA Life Sciences Award for Inclusive Excellence through teaching, mentorship, service, and research. She graduated from UCSD as an undergraduate.
Besides her impressive pathway, her work focuses on RNA, so she can address COVID and the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9 am – 11 am
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
San Diego Unified STEAM Leadership Series and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Present:
“The Places Your Imagination Takes You”–The 5th Annual Women in Biotech at the Salk
SAN DIEGO – On Wednesday, November 13th, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will host the 5th Annual Women in Biotech with the San Diego Unified STEAM Leadership Series. Dr. Karen E. Nelson, president of the J. Craig Venter Institute will keynote, followed by an all-women panel from Illumina, the non-profit Match Your Need, and Salk Institute–300 young women from eight San Diego High schools will be welcomed as part of the 18th event in the successful 5-year STEAM Leadership series, a program of Intellectual Capital and KidsEcoClub.
Karen E. Nelson, PhD
President of the J. Craig Venter Institute
Dr. Nelson, a 2017 inductee to the National Academy of Sciences and an expert in the gut microbiome, will explain her own path from Jamaica to La Jolla.
The keynote will be followed by a panel of young scientists and business leaders who will answer questions from the audience and share their experiences as women in STEAM careers. The panelists include:
Associate Director, Global Business Operations at Illumina
Associate Director, Global Marketing at Illumina
M. Fernanda (Gandara) Coelho
CEO Coelho Consulting and “Match Your Need”
Dr. Elena Blanco-Suarez
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory of Nicola Allen, Salk
Dr. Yuan Xue
Gene Expression Laboratory of Juan-Carlos Ipzua Belmonte, Salk
Dr. Charlotte Miller
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory of Wolfgang Busch, Salk
ABOUT THE PROGRAM The STEAM Leadership Series mission is to bridge the science, education and high-tech business communities along career pathways that inspire young people to live their dreams and explore great careers and jobs in Smart City San Diego, adding value and impact to educational experiences. The STEAM Leadership Series is a program of Intellectual Capital and Kids Eco Club in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). Support includes lead sponsor The San Diego Foundation, the USS Midway Museum, the Samuel Lawrence Foundation, the Moxie Foundation, and others.