Welcome to AWIS Palo Alto
AWIS Palo Alto has been connecting Peninsula women in science for more than 25 years. In fact on April 16th, 2015, we celebrated our 30th anniversary. There are monthly chapter meetings featuring distinguished speakers on a wide range of topics. We invite you to join us and participate in any activities that interest you. The friends you make at AWIS will enhance your career potential and your unique input can shape the future of the AWIS Palo Alto organization for the better. AWIS Palo Alto provides career support and inspiration by building community among women in science and technology.
Public Policy and Government Careers for Scientists
March 28, 2017, 7:00-9:00PM
Are you interested in tackling complex, multi-faceted problems at the interface between science and policy?
A career in policy-making and public service offers the opportunity to be the conduit between the worlds of science and policy. To learn more about what a career in public policy and government involves, join us for an interactive session with Erika Bustamante, Director of State Government Relations at Stanford University, and Rebecca Newhouse, Environmental Scientist at the US EPA.
Erika Bustamante manages the activities and relationships with state governmental bodies related to regulatory and legislative issues impacting Stanford’s mission. Previous to joining Stanford, Bustamante worked as the Legislative Director for Assembly Member Luis Alejo. She is also a former California Science and Technology Policy Fellow. Bustamante holds a BS in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology form Stanford University.
AWIS-Palo Alto Members: FREE
Fee at Door: $25
Rebecca Newhouse is an Environmental Scientist in the Air Division at US EPA, Region 9. Before joining the EPA, Rebecca worked as a committee consultant for the California State Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Prior to working for the State Legislature, she was a 2011/12 Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the California Council on Science and Technology. Rebecca has a PhD from UC Santa Cruz in chemistry and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham.
PARC Auditorium, a Xerox company
3333 Coyote Hill Rd,
Palo Alto, CA 94304
The Palo Alto chapter of the Association for Women in Science (Palo Alto AWIS) was founded in 1983 by Rivka Sherman-Gold to:
- provide networking opportunities for women in science at all levels
- foster career development and advancement for women in science
- raise public awareness of the scientific and technological skills of women
- work with other scientific, educational, and women's organizations in developing national and community programs that meet the above goals
- provide recognition for women scientists in order to advance the above goals
Thank you to our corporate sponsors
- DuPont Industrial Biosciences
- Genentech Corporation
- Monsanto Corporation
- Smoliar Foundation
- and anonymous donors
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Palo Alto AWIS
P.O. Box 6083
San Mateo, CA 94403
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