Board Candidates

Board of Director Voting Opens Tuesday, October 20, 2020!

Continue below to learn more about each candidate before placing your vote.

General Board Member Candidates

Juan F. Arratia, PhD

Title: President

Institution/Company: Scientific Caribbean Foundation

Ethnicity/Race: Other Latino/a (Caribbean, Central, or South American)

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Professional member; 7 or more years

Esequiel Barrera, MS (Zapotec)

Title: Director of Research Safety

Institution/Company: The University of Georgia

Ethnicity/Race: American Indian/Native American

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Lifetime member; 7 or more years

Martha I. Dávila-García, PhD

Title: Associate Professor

Institution/Company: Howard University College of Medicine

Ethnicity/Race: Chicano/Mexican American/Mexican

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Lifetime member; 7 or more years

Neo Martinez, PhD

Title: Director and Adjunct Associate Professor

Institution/Company: Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab and Indiana University

Ethnicity/Race: Chicano/Mexican American/Mexican

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Lifetime member; 7 or more years

Fabio Augusto Milner, MD/PhD

Title: Associate Dean & Professor

Institution/Company: Arizona State University

Ethnicity/Race: Other Latino/a (Caribbean, Central, or South American)

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Lifetime member; 7 or more years

Marc Velasco, MSc

Title: Senior Software Engineer and Adjunct Faculty

Institution/Company: IBM and California State University, Fullerton

Ethnicity/Race: Chicano/Mexican American/Mexican

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Professional Member; 1 – 3 years

Student Board Member Candidates

Ariel Vaughn (Miwok), BS

Title: PhD Candidate

Institution/Company: University of Southern California

Ethnicity/Race: American Indian/Native American

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Student member; 3 – 6 years

Shaimar Gonzalez Morales, MS

Title: Graduate Student Seeking Doctoral Degree

Institution/Company: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Ethnicity/Race: Puerto Rican

How long have you been a SACNAS member? Student member; 3 – 6 years

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of SACNAS not to discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, age, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental or sensory disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. SACNAS is committed to providing equal opportunities in all activities including application for Board service.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Diversity and inclusion are more than just words to SACNAS. They are integral parts of our history, culture, and identity. They are the principles that founded our organization, guide our strategic path forward, and help us fulfill our mission. We continually seek to build and maintain a Board of Directors that reflects the rich diversity of our organization and country. We look for and celebrate diverse voices, experiences, backgrounds, and talents to help us approach our work fearlessly, spark creativity, drive innovation, improve constantly, and celebrate our successes. Simply put, everyone is welcome at SACNAS. We believe that an inclusive organization is one where our employees, volunteers, and board members feel empowered to be their full, authentic selves.