Graduate Student Organization Series: meet SACNAS!

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00 AM

Looking to find community on campus? The Graduate Student Organization Series features profiles of social, professional, and affinity groups for graduate students.

This article features the Society for Advancement of Chicanxs and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).


SACNAS, the Society for Advancement of Chicanxs and Native Americans in Science, is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of underrepresented minorities in attaining degrees and positions of leadership in STEM. The vision of the SACNAS graduate chapter of UCSB is to provide a community that provides support, resources, and opportunities for graduate students in STEM through professional development, social, and outreach events.


SACNAS holds a variety of events to cultivate a social and support network amongst peers, some of which include: industry mixers, professional development guest speakers, coffee hours, happy hours, mental health activities, game nights, and more!



SACNAS holds one or two General Body meetings each quarter. Sign up for the mailing list by sending an email to and be on the lookout for upcoming events!





Steven Gomez (he/him): Co-President

Tobias Mazal (he/him): Co-President

Liliana Sierra Castillo (she/her): Vice-President

Braulio Castillo (he/him): Financial Advisor

Jannine Chamorro (she/her):  Social Events and Outreach Coordinator

Lena Capece (she/her): Social Events and Outreach Coordinator  

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