Spring 2020 Insight Newsletter

Insight Spring 2020


Note from the Chair


Join us in celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of IB's women in this edition honoring the 150 year anniversary of women being admitted to Cal.  

Graduate Student Profile: Catherine Hernandez


PhD candidate Cathy Hernandez shares her passion for parasites and why they make great subjects for testing questions about evolution.



Celebrate the achievements of IB faculty, postdocs and students who recently received prestigious awards and grants.

Alumni Profile: Nassima Bouzid


An IB alumna shares her long and winding path from being an undergrad in IB to her current position as a data scientist in industry.  

Peer Advisor Profile: Diamond Luong


A senior pays back the valuable mentoring she received as a new undergrad by sharing her knowledge and experiences as an IB Peer Advisor.

Walking the Walk 


Female IB faculty talk about science, academia, and gender equality in a candid Q&A.

It's a No-Brainer: The New Marian Diamond Anatomy Lab


The anatomy lab is where many biology students get their first introduction to the wonders of the human mind and body and it's headed for an upgrade. 

IB Alumni Where Are They Now?


Connect with former classmates and learn about the inspiring work our alumni are doing in research, education, government, industry and much more. 
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WRITING: Kirsten Mickelwait

DESIGN: Betsy Joyce

MANAGING EDITORS: Rachel Kayen and Tanya Sullivan