Welcome New Board Members!
We are thrilled to announce the addition of three new members of Science Club for Girls’ Board of Directors: Jessica Ho, Jennifer Rossi, and Kaitlyn Webster! We are excited to have these amazing women join us––particularly at this exciting time in Science Club for Girls' (SCFG) history––as we continue to expand to meet the incredible demand for our programs. Together these new Board members bring a wealth of experience to SCFG, as well as a great deal of passion for our mission.
Jessica Ho is a Trust Solutions Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and focuses on serving life sciences companies as they manage through accounting, business, and operational challenges. She started her career with PwC in Boston and spent time in New York and London. Jessica’s client experiences include working with large, multinational public biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies. She is passionate about advancing women in STEM and underrepresented communities. Jessica graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Since earning her PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Brown University, Jennifer Rossi has been involved in the founding, launch, and successful exit of numerous startups in the life science industry for over 20 years. She has also spent time with the acquiring corporations, leading integration processes while building marketing teams and commercial strategies for success. She recently launched Operation-All, a company that supports early stage companies. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and pets. Her volunteer engagements currently include: member of the Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum, member of the Board of Directors of Charlestown Youth Hockey, and serving as a mentor for several organizations.
Kaitlyn Webster was drawn to SCFG because of her strong personal connection to the experiences of our participants. As a first-generation, low-income student from East Cambridge, Kaitlyn’s potential as a scientist was discovered and nurtured by mentors in free, hands-on molecular biology programs offered by local outreach organizations and the Biogen Community Lab. Today, Kaitlyn is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Genetics department at Harvard Medical School, where she focuses on reproductive biology through the lens of development and evolution. She received a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Biology from UMass Boston, and a BA in Biology from Smith College. She has been involved with SCFG as a mentor and member of the Development committee since 2021, and seeks to provide her community with the same opportunities and mentorship that opened her pathway to STEM.
Please join us in welcoming and congratulating our newest Board Members: Jessica, Jennifer, and Kaitlyn! We are so excited to have them on our team as we continue to grow Science Club for Girls, reaching more and more girls and gender-expansive youth with life-changing STEM education and mentorship.
To learn more about the other members of SCFG’s Board of Directors, click here.