Tre Braquet serves as the Digital Marketing Manager where he develops and maintains SACNAS digital branding. This includes, but is not limited to; web design, social media, data analysis, researching trends, graphic design, video production, advertisements, and mobile application management. He 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, Mr. Braquet worked with Amazon during the pilot phase of the Amazon Student Program and spent time helping college students develop start-up businesses at the Zahn Innovation Center. Mr. Braquet brings a desire to make a difference, as a minority first-generation college graduate, he is ecstatic to join the effort and play a role in changing the face of 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.
Ms. Kurzweil is the Director of Communications & Marketing where she leads the development and implementation of the organization’s communications and marketing strategies within the context of the SACNAS strategic plan. Ms. Kurzweil has served SACNAS since 2001 as senior editor, publications manager, interim grant writer, and event production manager. She earned her BA from the University of Washington with a focus on creative writing and training in oral history. A passionate advocate for social justice and educational/career equity, she is honored to bring her communications skills into the realm of social change. Also an author, Ms. Kurzweil has written the book Fields that Dream: A Journey to the Roots of Our Food (Fulcrum Publishing) and articles for Science Careers, Science, Winds of Change, and Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education, and The Feminist Wire.