SACNAS Past-President, (President 2018-2020)
Program Officer for Undergraduate and Graduate Science Education @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sonia Zárate is a Program Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Past-President of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and a Master Facilitator for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). In all of these positions, she leads efforts to foster an inclusive scientific enterprise so that science is able to benefit from the potential that diversity holds. Prior to her current appointment at HHMI, she was the Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of San Diego, Adjunct Faculty at Miramar Community College, and the Associate Director for the Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences at UCLA. Sonia holds a PhD in Molecular Biology.