Speaker Bio: Bria Castellano, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager for Training and DEI
Sarafan ChEM-H – Stanford University
Identities: Scientist, mentor, LGBTQ+, non-binary, trans, Asian, child of immigrants, mental health advocate
Bria is an openly queer and non-binary Scientific Program Manager for Training and DEI at the Sarafan ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University. There they use their scientific training and community building experience to lead training programs and enhance an equitable and inclusive research environment. Bria received a BS in Chemistry from San José State University, a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellows position at the biotechnology company, Genentech. In addition to their scientific training, Bria has led local SACNAS Chapters at SJSU, UC Berkeley, Genentech and currently advises for the Stanford Chapter.