Volunteer with Us!

Have you been looking for a way to get involved? The AWIS Los Angeles / Ventura County Chapter is always looking for volunteers to help us remain connected and grow our reach in the community. If you would like to interact with energetic, know-how women who want to make a difference, this is the opportunity for you! You will expand your network and help other women scientists in their career development. Service in areas related to your profession is also an excellent way to promote yourself in your resumes and CVs.


We have two committees: Communications and Programming. We’ve listed some of our ideas and opportunities for volunteering in more detail below but are always open to new suggestions! If you are interested any of these areas or have new ideas on how to get involved, please email us at webadmin@awislavc.org.

Communications Committee

Chaired by Alexandra Ciminera

Newsletter Editors
Alexandra Ciminera
Melody Wu
Website Chair
Erin Denny

Our communications team handles the following and is seeking interested volunteers to help with:

  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Website maintenance and content generation
  • Planning meeting coordination (organize agenda and content for monthly teleconference)
  • Event outreach (creation of flyers for upcoming events, communication with chapter members, AWIS National and social media regarding upcoming events and chapter news)
  • Event recap (photograph events and write-ups up for social media)

Programming Committee

Chaired by Shannon Liu Rao

Supporting Officers
Shannon Liu Rao
Shreya Udani

Our programming team handles the following and is seeking interested volunteers to help with:

  • New membership recruitment and current member retention
  • Future event planning including speaker outreach, logistical planning and advertising
  • Campus/company/local/corporate sponsor liaison