Society for Advancement of Chicanos/ Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The purpose of The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) serves to increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science by supporting them throughout their college, advanced education, and professional careers. As stated by SACNAS, there are three overarching components to its mission:

  • Encourage and support SACNAS society undergraduate and graduate students in pursuing and attaining advanced degrees
  • Encourage and support SACNAS society postdocs and professionals in attaining successful careers and positions of leadership in science
  • Inform and advocate for public policies and governmental funding that support the advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans and lead to the building of a large and diverse U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.


Announcement: SACNAS Chapter Established at Auburn University

SACNAS AUinvolve Website

SACNAS at AU Facebook Page

Executive Board:

Kassandra Mentlick Picture

President: Kassandra Mentlick

My name is Kassandra Mentlick, and I am from Orlando, Florida. I am majoring in Bio-medical Sciences (Pre-Med) with a minor in Psychology. I come from a family of six. In my free time, I love to paint and binge watch Netflix! I am very excited to lead the SACNAS chapter at Auburn University this year!

Isabella Aldana

Treasurer: Isabella Aldana

My name is Isabella Aldana, and I am a sophomore from Birmingham, AL majoring in Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Med). This year, I have loved being a part of the founding of the Auburn SACNAS chapter. I became involved with SACNAS because I saw it as an opportunity to connect with other people who have both similar cultural backgrounds and who share similar career goals.


Vice President: Ana Haros


Secretary: Ivan Ramos


National Liaison: Anderson Lopez