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Summer Updates from the SCGC Board of Directors

The SCGC Nominating Committee is busy collecting and reviewing applications for nominations for the SCGC Board of Directors 2023 slate. Board positions that are open for nominations are:

  • President-elect

  • Treasurer

  • Community Outreach Chair

  • Secretary

  • Marketing Chair

  • Membership Chair

Click here for a description of roles and responsibilities. Continuing positions that are not open for nominations are: President (Stacey Wong), Past President (Michelle Fox), Education Chair (Rebecca LeShay), and DEI chair (Nydia Santiago Neal).

Please apply today by sending your CV and short statement about why you want to work on the SCGC Board. Send your election materials to by July 29.

The SCGC Nominating Committee members are Michelle Fox (Chair), Ariela Emery, Hilary Kershberg, and Joan Oliver.

Community Outreach Update:

Earlier this year, we announced our collaboration with the Genetic Counseling Student Prospective Student Network (GCPSN) to give presentations at community colleges regarding the genetic counseling field. Here’s a report from our initial pilot project:

  • We provided 6 talks to community college groups across SoCal from April-June 2022

    • 6 unique volunteer speakers from SCGC membership (with more who volunteered to host a session!)

    • Groups included science clubs, pre-health club, psychology club, and career services

100% of survey respondents were interested/very interested in the presentation and 100% of survey respondents found the presentation moderately to very relevant to their future career goals:

We will soon start planning a second round of outreach for the Fall 2022 academic year and are excited to continue our partnership with the GCPSN in this effort. We welcome others who may be interested in participating in this project to reach out to Nydia Santiago Neal (DEI Chair) and Lauren Gima (Community Outreach Chair) for more information.

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The Education Committee is actively planning an event for the fall and even more events for 2023! Keep an eye out for announcements.


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