Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The Yale SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) chapter, founded in 2017, is an inclusive group dedicated to fostering the success of URM BIPOC groups, Chicanos/Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, women, gender minorities, and allies from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.


Meet our Board Members! 


Carla Becerra


Carla is a sophomore studying Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. She is interested in studying cancer biology and the processes that lead to chromosomal instability. This year she is excited to meet new graduate and undergraduate students and expand the SACNAS branch on campus. She is also looking forward to hosting events with New Haven Public Schools to promote science learning experiences for underrepresented students.”
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Alanna Butcher

Outreach Chair

Alanna is a junior studying Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology. She is from San Diego, California and also plays on the Women’s Soccer team here at Yale. She is looking forward to helping plan outreach events tailored to educational outreach and family nights with fun and science oriented activities. Her role will be helping plan, organize, and publicize these events. She is excited to get connected with the New Haven community and share her passion for science.
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Kathia Serrano


Kathia is a first year at Yale College planning to study Chemical Engineering. She is interested in exploring how we can modify existing chemical practices and materials to create a more sustainable standard of living for everyone. She is excited to get to know other undergraduates in STEM, learn from graduate student members, and grow our undergraduate membership.”