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Latina Women in STEM: Increasing and Encouraging the Pipeline – Hosted by WIB

September 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join WIB-National for an important panel discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month. How do we get more Latina girls into post-secondary education and training opportunities in the life science field? What can we, as a life science community, do to guide girls into the STEM pipeline and further support them as they enter a career they may not have imagined when growing up? What kind of resources and ongoing support are needed to continue to increase the opportunities and retention of Latina women in STEM careers?

We will discuss these important questions and more with our panel as we learn about their career journeys and how we can continue to support diversity in career paths.

Speaker Bios:

Ilsel Lopez Armenta

Ilsel Lopez Armenta, Biomarker Clinical Assay Lead of Translational Oncology at Pfizer

Alejandra Castilla Asaf

Alejandra Castilla Asaf, Engineer at Moderna

Ariana Gonzalez

Ariana Gonzalez, College Student

Maricela Prado

Maricela Prado, Sr. Scientist at AbbVie


Kayla Valdes

Kayla Valdes, PhD, Associate Director of Program and Change Management at Kite Pharma,





September 20, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm