The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.” All trainees at The Research Institute may participate, including graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and fellows. RITA is similar to other postdoctoral associations at universities and is modeled after guidelines established by the National Postdoctoral Association (of which The Research Institute is a member).
RITA’s leadership team consists of trainees nominated and elected by their peers. They receive guidance and assistance from an advisory committee of faculty co-advisors and research administrators who are dedicated to helping trainees.
|Lindsay Wallace, RITA Chair|
|Carlee Schaefer, Resource Development Officer|
|Cristina Capella-González, Networking & Professional Development Officer|
|Nicolas Wein, International Representative|
|Ken Brockman, Postdoctoral Representative|
|Les Sprague, Graduate Student Representative|
|Stephanie LaHaye, Community Outreach Representative|
Katie Campbell, Manager of Research Safety & Training Resources
Sara Marchionda, Research Education Coordinator
National Postdoctoral Association