Community College Leadership Day

Discover your Scientific Identity

SACNAS Community College Leadership Day (CCLD) is a one-day transformative program for underrepresented minority STEM students looking to grow as leaders. Through customized workshops, role model speakers, and networking among participants, students are equipped with the skills and support they need to discover who they are as emerging scientists and seize their potential to be leaders in their field.

Friday, June 1, from 8 am to 5 pm

San Jose City College, Science Complex Building
2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

Program Highlights

Motivational Speaker


Beto Vasquez, Using Your Story to Leverage Your Future

Robin D. Lopez and Sarah E. Heraldo, Our Role on Influencing Social Equity via STEM

Valeska Casteneda-Puerto, Demystifying the Path Towards a University

Michael Silva, Leadership in Your Community

Daniel Gens and Jose Sierra Estrada, How to Navigate the Environment When You are the Only in the Room

Inspirational Panel Discussion

Dr. Jose Cabrera, Professor of Chemistry, San Jose City College

Valeska Castenada-Puerto, Program Manager of Student Support, UC Berkeley

Dr. Lena Trotochaud, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Lab

...and more!

• Valuable skills and tools for young emerging leaders

• Networking and community building with peers and mentors

Supported by funding from

Questions? Email or call 831-459-0170 ext. 250