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Happy Hour with the MASS AWIS Board: Putting the “Fun” in the Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for after-work drinks and appetizers while networking with the MASS AWIS board members! All proceeds and donations from the event will go toward the MASS AWIS Scholarship Fund, which supports membership and career exploration.

MASS AWIS Member Scholarship provides financial assistance for unemployed or underemployed individuals seeking to join MASS AWIS to help with their professional development through the workshops and the networking opportunities that MASS AWIS offers.

All the profit of this event will go to the scholarship fund to allow our scholarship committee to support more women in STEM. Since 2014, we awarded 42 scholarships. Our scholarship program has been recognized by national AWIS, with an article in AWIS magazine last spring.

Throughout the years, many talented board members and volunteers have worked hard to establish MASS AWIS as one of the leading chapters of the Association for Women in Science and a great resource for women looking to build their career.

Come and network with many of our former and current board members, learn their career stories, and roles in MASS AWIS while helping to give a voice and empower women in STEM who need the help of our association and its scholarship program.

MASS AWIS members $10 · Non-members $20
Donation (optional) +$5 or +$10

Thanks to our sponsor for this event!

Board Members Attending:



Elona Kolpakova Hart, PhD: Past Vice President (2010)
Principal Data Scientist, Oracle, Cloud Initiatives




Christa Van Dort, PhD: Past Vice President (Jan 2015 – June 2016)
Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital




Mareshia Donald, PhD: Current Treasurer
Education & Diversity Manager, NSF Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems @ MIT



Janice Kranz, PhD: Current Administrator
Independent Consultant




Cinzia Metallo, PhD: Current Outreach & Engagement Chair
Consultant & Medical Communication Specialist, Analysis Group
and Founder, Biomille Technologies



Laure Deflubé-Owen, PhD: Past Events East Co-Chair (Jan 2016-June 2017)



Lynes Torres, PhD: Current Events East Co-Chair
Life Sciences Consultant Analyst, PHA Consulting Group




Lauren Laidlaw: Current Events East Co-Chair
Senior Marketing Director, Marketing and Communications, Safety Partners, Inc.


Daniela Vecchio, PhD: Current Mentorship Co-Chair
Clinical Research Scientist, Boston BioMedical




Cheng Fang, PhD: Current Mentorship Co-Chair
Instructor, Boston University Medical Center




Christine Oslowski, PhD: Current Communications Co-Chair
Social Media Content Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific




Karen De Ceunyck, PhD: Current Communications Co-Chair
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



Michelle Arya, PhD: Current Sponsorship Co-Chair
Owner, Proletariat Cook




Ilaria Lamberto, PhD: Current Scholarship Advisor
Postdoctoral Associate, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute




Alycia Bittner, PhD: Current Scholarship Co-Chair
Senior Scientist, Addgene




Stacy Chin, PhD: Current Scholarship Co-Chair
Co-Founder, HydroGlyde Coatings, LLC

Happy Hour with the MASS AWIS Board: Putting the “Fun” in the Scholarship Fund


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Firebrand Saints
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.