SACNAS is a nationwide society of innovative scientists dedicated to fostering the success of underrepresented students in STEM. It is a bridge connecting opportunities, resources, and information to underrepresented students and professionals.

SACNAS was created as the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. As an inclusive organization, membership is open to all underrepresented scientists, including but not limited to women, LGBTQ, those financially underserved in STEM, and allies.

Abigail Avila '22  is the new president of the SACNAS Boston College Chapter; her role involves organizing events and dealing with administrative duties, such as planning methods to connect the student body with the professional world of science.


Those interested in other leadership positions can contact the Biology Department.

Join BC SACNAS today and receive…

  • Opportunity to mentor and network and access to the social community at Boston College

  • Leadership development opportunities networking that reflects your academic path.

  • Opportunity to apply for funding to attend national and regional SACNAS conferences

  • Opportunity to host, organize and participate in regional SACNAS meeting

Join the National SACNAS Society and receive...

  • Access to a national network of mentors and peers

  • Reduced registration rates for attending the annual SACNAS National Conference

  • Eligibility to apply for travel scholarships to pay for airfare and/or lodging assistance to attend the national conference

  • Ability to view user profiles of other SACNAS members

  • SACNAS News digital magazine

  • Monthly E-newsletter with stories, professional opportunities, and more

2020-2021 SACNAS Executive Board

2020-2021 SACNAS Executive Board