Science Club for Girls welcomes Dr. Bonnie Bertolaet to the Board of Directors.
Dr. Bertolaet is a biochemist who earned her B.A. from Amherst College, her Ph.D. from Harvard University, and also trained as a NIH post-doctoral fellow at the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute. Her main areas of research involved enzymology, yeast genetics, oncology (the cell cycle), and inflammation (signal transduction).
Additionally, she has over fourteen years of experience working with educational organizations in public and private schools. In the past, Dr. Bertolaet co-led an equity-based educational program focused on raising awareness of physical and intellectual disabilities for children, K-6th grade.
With her vast knowledge, Dr. Bertolaet also brings a deep passion for the Science Club’s mission and belief in the empowerment of young women through STEM fields. When asked about her recent appointment, Dr. Bertolaet stated, “SCFG seeks to address the gender disparity in STEM fields by increasing the scientific literacy of girls from underrepresented communities, providing girls with connections to female mentors and combining this with the most important element of all: imparting the joy and wonder of doing science. I strongly believe in the importance of these efforts and am excited to join the Board of this wonderful organization.”
We are excited to have Dr. Bertolaet on the team!