SACNAS is an organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership within STEM. NDiSTEM is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, celebrating science, culture, and community that serves, equips, and energizes participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. This growing organization now has over 9,000 members and saw over 6,500 attendees at this year’s conference, 4,000 of which were first-time attendees.
Throughout the conference Adrian had the opportunity to connect with professionals and students alike. He especially enjoyed engaging with undergraduates and current and future graduate students, sharing his experience at OSU, its various graduate programs, and describing how these experiences helped guide his non-linear journey to becoming an environmental consultant at Catalyst.