About Us

An Association Run by Postdocs for Postdocs

Our History and Mission The UC Riverside Postdoctoral Association (RPA) was formed in 2014 by former UCR postdocs Anna Locke, Carol Davis, Elia Scudiero, Jorge Lozano Juste, Laetitia Poedivin, Lisa Pang, Marco Schiavon, and Poonamjot Deol. Their vision was to conceive an association that nurtures a professional and social network among postdoctoral and visiting scholars and project scientists — postdocs. The association has an important advisory role giving the Graduate Division input on the needs of the postdoctoral community at UCR. [Read More]

Board Members

An Association Run by Postdocs for Postdocs

Current Board

2022-2023

  • President : Angela Chen
  • Vice president : Nicole Dennis
  • Secretary : David Fronk
  • Treasurer : Julio C. Pachon Maldonado
  • Social Chair : Luis De Luna Valdez
  • Communications Director : Rebeca Hernandez Gutierrez
  • Symposium Director : Lin Chen
  • Graphic/Web Designer: Juan S. Acero Triana

Former Boards

2021-2022

  • President : Keely Brown
  • Vice president : Kerianne Wilson
  • Secretary : Nadje Najar
  • Treasurer : Yas Bolourian

2020-2021

  • President : Evelyn Vazquez
  • Vice president : Lewis Hun
  • Secretary : Kerianne Wilson
  • Treasurer : Ying Sun
  • Social Chair : Francesco Pancaldi
  • Communications Director : Anne Hilborn
  • Symposium Director : Claudineia Pereira Costa
  • Graphic/Web Designer: Pablo Arantes

2019-2020

  • President : Anja Pahor
  • Vice president : Daniela Cassol
  • Secretary : Patricio Perez Henriquez
  • Treasurer : Sharma Yamijala
  • Social Chair : Morgan Halane/Aldo De La Mora Rodriguez
  • Communications Director : Marta Ruiz
  • Symposium Director : Francesc Gomez Marco
  • Symposium Advisor: Salini Sasidharan
  • Graphic/Web Designer: Marta Pudzianowska

2018-2019 Board

  • President : Maria Perez Urdiales
  • Vice president : Sumant Avasrala
  • Secretary : Quentin Chesnais
  • Treasurer : Anja Pahor
  • Social Chair : Francesc Gomez Marco
  • Communications Director : Marta Ruiz
  • Symposium Director : Agustina De Francesco

2017-2018 Board

  • President : Jacob Landis
  • Vice president : Peter Creasey
  • Secretary : Honghong Wu
  • Treasurer : Julie Ripplinger
  • Social Chair : Francesc Gomez Marco
  • Communications Director : Maria Perez Urdiales
  • Symposium Director : Aashima Khosla

2016-2017 Board

  • President : Elia Scudiero
  • Secretary : Elizabeth McCarthy
  • Treasurer : Peter Creasey
  • Social Chair : Lucia Levers/Cecilia Rodriguez Furlan
  • Communications Director : Elia Scudiero
  • Symposium Director : Elia Scudiero

2015-2016 Board

  • President : Anna Locke
  • Vice president : Vannia Gonzalez Macias
  • Secretary : Inge Verstraeten
  • Treasurer : Mauricio Reynoso
  • Social Chair : Laetitia Poedivin
  • Communications Director : Elia Scudiero
  • Vendor Show Committe : Anna Locke

2014-2015 Board

  • President : Carol Davis/Poonam Del/Lisa Pang
  • Vice president : Poonam Deol/Lisa Pang
  • Secretary : Jorge Lozano Juste
  • Treasurer : Anna Locke
  • Social Chair : Laetitia Poedivin
  • Communications Director : Elia Scudiero/Jorge Lozano Juste
  • Symposium Director : Carol Davis
  • Industry Exposure Coordinator : Marco Schiavon

Entertainment

An Association Run by Postdocs for Postdocs

Nearby Cities Find here a selected list of cities worth visiting that are one to seven hours driving from Riverside. Anaheim | 1 hour Santa Ana | 1 hour Pasadena | 1 hour Los Angeles | 1 hour Long Beach | 1 hour San Diego | 2 hours Santa Barbara | 3 hours Las Vegas | 3 hours Phoenix | 5 hours San Jose | 6 hours San Francisco | 7 hours [Read More]

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Nearby Recreational Areas and National Parks

Recreatioal Areas

  • Big Bear Lake
  • Perris Reservoir
  • Lake Matthews
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Diamond Valley Lake
  • Salton Sea
  • Beaches…

National Parks

  • San Bernardino National Forest
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • San Jacinto Mountains National Park
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Whitewater Preserve

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An Association Run by Postdocs for Postdocs

Riverside

Being the most populated city in the Inland Empire and Riverside Country, the city offers a lot to locals and visitors.

Meetups

An Association Run by Postdocs for Postdocs

[Stay tuned for updates! Page under construction 🚧] Want to meet others who love the same activities you love and build a community? Then you are in the right place! Meetups is a UC Riverside Postdoctoral Association initiative that fosters leisure group activities among the UCR community. Create and join group events on specific activities such as sports, road trips, outdoor activities, museum visits, movie nights, social gatherings, among others, and let people with similar interests get to know them. [Read More]

Postdoctoral Symposium

An Association Run by Postdocs for Postdocs

[Stay tuned for updates! 2023 Symposium Info will be available soon 🚧] The UC Riverside Postdoctoral Association holds an annual symposium featuring oral and poster presentations and invited speakers. Registration is free and open to all. 🗣️ Contributed talks are open to postdoctoral and visiting scholars and project scientists. Each speaker will have 10 minutes to present with 2 minutes for questions. 🪧 Posters are open to postdoctoral and visiting scholars, project scientists, and graduate students. [Read More]