Ebony Michelle Argaez, President
Ebony (she/her) is a first year MSc student in the department of Entomology assessing the effectiveness and risk of RNAi implementation. She looks forward to working with the governing body and the rest of the SACNAS group in hopes to engage with our local community through outreach, promote cultural awareness and provide a stronger and supportive community to underrepresented minorities and allies here at UMD.
Karla Nunez, Vice President
Yanelyn Perez, Treasurer
Yanelyn (she/her) is a PhD student in the Biological Sciences program studying the benefits and costs of generalism in the plant parasite, anther smut. She looks forward to helping build up SACNAS as she had fond memories working with the organization during her undergrad and saw the positive impact it had on the community. She is excited to help create that sense of community at UMD.
Kevin Quinteros, Secretary
Growing up in Iowa, Kevin (He/Him) received his B.S. in Animal Ecology and Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics from Iowa State University. Now, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology studying the coevolution of plant-insect interactions and insect chemosensory gene evolution. He hopes to foster and cultivate a supportive and welcoming community for students interested in S.T.E.M. fields and research.
Katherine Pizano, National Liason
Paola Hernandez Aguirre, Events Chair
Osma Gómez, Communications Chair
Originally from Southern California, Osma (she/her) is a first year PhD student in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and a Dolphus E. Milligan Graduate Fellow. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She looks forward to student outreach, expanding educational opportunities for underrepresented students and guide them to strive academic success.
Anahí Espíndola (she/ella)
Efraín Rodríguez Espinoza (he/him)