I am thrilled to be joining the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics in the newly-created Program Associate role. I will be working on the Sarnoff Center recessive disorder screening program, educational initiatives, event planning, and the Center’s social media outlets. I grew up in Chicago and moved to Richmond, Virginia for college. I majored in Biology and minored in Religious Studies at the University of Richmond. The Sarnoff Center position offers a perfect melding of my passion of Biology and Jewish Studies which I have been missing since graduating college. I am excited to work in a science/health-focused nonprofit that aims to help the Chicago Jewish Community. Previously, I was a Campaign Associate for the Young Leadership Division at the Jewish United Fund. I currently enjoy attending summer festivals, concerts, and familiarizing myself with my new neighborhood, Lakeview.