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Postbac Career Exploration Series 


If you are a postbac planning your next steps, you may benefit from this fall's career exploration series. Learn more about careers in clinical psychology, public health, genetic counseling, data science, and pharmaceutical industry. Each session will feature a panel of experts in the field who will share their own career path, give advice for getting started in the field, and answer audience questions. We hope to see you there!


Follow the links in the table below to find more information about each panel and to register. If the panel has already taken place, you will also find a link to the recording. Scroll down to find the names and positions of the panelists for each event.


Postbac Career Exploration Series Schedule (all times are ET)




September 28

1:00-2:00 pm

Careers in Clinical Psychology

View the recording.

October 22

1:00-2:00 pm

Careers in Public Health

View the recording.

November 5

1:00-2:00 pm

Careers in Genetic Counseling

View the recording.

November 19

1:00-2:00 pm

Careers in Data Science

View the recording.

March 30, 2022

1:00-2:00 pm

Non-PhD Track Careers in Industry

View the recording.




Careers in Clinical Psychology, September 28, 2021

Andres De Los Reyes, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Director, Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Laura Kwako, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator and Credentialed Clinician (Psychologist), Division of Treatment and Recovery, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

GiShawn Mance, PhD, Assistant Professor, Co-chair, Graduate Admissions, Department of Psychology, Howard University

Audrey Thurm, PhD, Director, Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service, Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH


Careers in Public Health, October 22, 2021

Kellan Baker, PhD, MPH, MA, Executive Director and Chief Learning Officer, Whitman-Walker Institute

Jackie Lavigne, PhD, MPH, Chief, Office of Education, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH

Emmanuel Peprah, PhD, Director, Implementation Science for Global Health, New York University School of Global Public Health

Sudha Sivaram, PhD, MPH, Program Director, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, NIH


Careers in Genetic Counseling, November 5, 2021

Amanda Bergner, MS, CGC, Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, Columbia University

Austin Bland, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, University of Washington and Co-Coordinator of the Minority Genetic Professionals Network

Weiyi Mu, ScM, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Michael Setzer, ScM, CGC, Genetic Counselor, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH

Ashlee Vargason, MGC, President, Maryland/DC Society of Genetic Counselors and Genetic Counselor, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Careers in Data Science, November 19, 2021

Yevgeniy Gindin, PhD, Senior Scientist II, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, REVOLUTION Medicines

Viridiana Murillo, MS, Variant Scientist, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine 

Brian Wright, PhD, MPA, Director of Collaboratory for the Advancement of Data Science and Education, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor, School of Data Science, University of Virginia

Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD, Data Science and Open Science Officer, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine, NIH


Non-PhD Track Careers in Industry, March 30, 2022

Joaquín Canay, Scientist, Gibco R&D, Life Sciences Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Neely Gal-Edd, Program and Portfolio Management Director, MacroGenics, Inc.

James Rapley, Product Development Engineer, Microban International