Lauren Chouinard serves as the Social Media and Public Relations Manager for SACNAS. Her role is to serve SACNISTAs by telling their stories and providing enriching content to benefit members as well as the greater STEM community. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Lauren received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising, and interned with some of the most prestigious PR firms in Los Angeles. Years later, she returned to her home in the Bay Area to focus her mission on serving green businesses, non-profit organizations, and mission-driven brands. Lauren is a passionate advocate for social justice, and is excited to serve the diverse communities that continue to advance STEM and make positive change in the world.
Tré serves as the Digital Marketing & Data Analytics Manager where he develops and maintains SACNAS digital branding, conference platforms, and oversees IT. This also includes, but is not limited to; web design, social media, data analysis, researching trends, graphic design, video production, advertisements, and mobile application management. Tré graduated from San Diego State University in 2015 with a BS in Business Management and received a Minor in American Politics. Prior to joining SACNAS, he worked with Amazon during the pilot phase of the Amazon Student Program and helped college students develop start-up businesses at the Zahn Innovation Center. Tré brings a strong desire to make a difference. As a minority first-generation college graduate, he is ecstatic to join the effort to achieve true diversity in STEM.
Ms. Bernal serves SACNAS as the Communications & Membership Manager, where she develops and implements the communications strategy for all SACNAS programs. This includes email marketing, website, and graphic design. She also manages SACNAS membership recruitment, engagement, and renewals. A passionate writer, Daniela also supports the content development for SACNAS’ online publication, STEM + Culture Chronicle. Ms. Bernal graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 with dual degrees in Broadcast & Digital Journalism (Annenberg School), and Earth Science (Dornsife). Prior to joining SACNAS, Ms. Bernal has worked in communications for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, the Southern California Earthquake Center, and the American Red Cross. Ms. Bernal is thrilled to join SACNAS in an effort to help underrepresented minority scientists find their voice and inspire their peers.