Career Development Committee

The Career Development Committee shall recommend, and upon approval by the Board of Directors, carry out activities concerned with the training and career development of ASHG members. The committee will guide career fairs, career panels, mentoring, etc., with an initial focus on career needs during the training and early-career periods. Topics might include careers outside academia, mentoring, soft skills, work-life balance and mental health, lab management grant writing, etc. Committee meets at the Annual Meeting and by web conference as needed.

View the Career Development Committee’s Action Plan

Committee Group: Membership & Career Growth, along with Awards and Membership Engagement Committees

2021 Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Emily Davenport, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Co-Chair: Saumya Sisoudiya, BS/BA, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Incoming Chair: Danjuma Quarless, PhD, Abbvie
  • Ky’Era Actkins, BS/BA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Meharry Medical College
  • Andrew Adey, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Yaniv Erlich, PhD, MyHeritage
  • Carrie Haverty, MS, CGC, Mirvie
  • Lucia Hindorff, PhD, MPH, NHGRI
  • Benjamin Kang, PhD, Emory University
  • Latrice Landry MS, PhD, MSC, Harvard Medical School
  • Andrew Marderstein, PhD, Stanford University
  • Tesfaye Mersha, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital/University of Cincinnati
  • Jennifer Posey, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Amanda Price, PhD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Honey Reddi, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth Tuck, MA, Genspace


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