February 3, 2021
IGC fellow Alaina Weinheimer has been selected as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador to Virginia. Because Virginia Tech (VT) doesn’t have a formal microbiology department, Alaina was motivated to apply for this role to support her effort in creating opportunities to bring together grad students and researchers in the field. As ASM Young Ambassador to Virginia, she will serve as a point of communication between microbiologists here at VT and the surrounding area for events, materials, and other resources provided by ASM. She is also planning to revive the student chapter of ASM at VT to provide a communication outlet and foster collaboration between local microbiology grad students.
If you are interested to learn more about Alaina’s ASM initiatives, send her an email here.
Congrats on your leadership designation, Alaina!