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Mentoring Committee
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The Mentoring Committee focuses on integrating mentoring activities and conversations into the annual conference, beginning with the mentoring breakfast that pairs grad students with faculty mentors but expanding to Career Sessions/Field Conversations and other events that include members at different career stages. The committee is also exploring ways that ASTR can (1) support mentoring year-round and (2) address the particular mentoring needs of under-represented minorities, first-generation students, people with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals in order to increase diversity within the Society and in our field.

Committee Members

Michelle Liu Carriger (Committee Co-Chair)Assistant Professor, UCLA
Siyuan Liu (Committee Co-Chair), Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Ana Martinez, Assistant Professor, Texas State University
Ahmed AsiPhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara, GSC representative
Aparna DharwadkerProfessor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Executive Committee representative 
Jason James FitzgeraldPost-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
Ann Folino White, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Jacob Juntunen, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University

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