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MAPS University Inaugural Cohort Orientation

September 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fortuna Arumemi

Women In Bio’s Southern California chapter is looking for applicants for our inaugural cohort of MAPS University. The MAPS (Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship) Program provides mentorship for Women In Bio members in informal small-group settings. MAPS University is for undergraduate women, graduates, and those at the postdoctoral level. MAPS University groups attend monthly meetings hosted by 2-3 group leaders to facilitate topic discussions relevant to professional and career development. You must be a WIB member to participate.

Groups will include students from community colleges, colleges, and universities within the Southern California area. There will be two tracks: an undergraduate track and a graduate/post-doc track. The tracks will have an opportunity for overlap and networking at various points throughout the program.

The program will run from September 2021 – February 2022. Register for the first meeting which will be the Orientation and where you will meet your Peer Group Leaders. After registering, you will receive a link to fill out the MAPS University application. Applications must be received before September 24th, 2021, to participate. Due to the COVID-19, all meetings are operated through the ZOOM virtual meeting platform. This cohort will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m., except for the Orientation.

Questions related to any MAPS programs help us learn more about your personal goals and the community needs.
Email: [email protected] if you have questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Disclaimer: This event may be recorded. If so, there is a possibility your image and or voice may be a part of that recording. If you do not wish for your image to be included please turn off your camera.

Please read WIB’s Code of Conduct here.



Fortuna ArumemiFortuna Arumemi

WIB-Southern California Chapter Co-Vice Chair & Co-Vice Chair – University MAPS

Senior Inside Sales Representative at Codex DNA



Maureen BoothMaureen Booth

WIB-Southern California Chapter Co-Vice Chair – University MAPS

Human Resources Compliance Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific


Pricing Information


  • Members: Free
  • Non-members*: N/A (members only event)
  • Optional Donation: $10

*Not a member? Click here to purchase a WIB membership. Please enter the code Becomeamemberandsave to save $10 off membership. This code is valid through August 31, 2021. We recommend using these browsers to register for WIB events: Chrome, Edge, or Firefox.

Note: The Zoom meeting information and link to the MAPS University Application will be sent along with a confirmation email, after registration has been completed.


Registration Deadline

September 24, 2021


Maximum Capacity 



September 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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