The Outreach Committee promotes the mission, values, goals, and business objectives of the NPA.
Interested in promoting the public image of the NPA while increasing your own personal network? This committee is always seeking outgoing, fun, and dependable individuals to increase the influence and visibility of the NPA through contacts with the media and professional societies. This committee is perfect for a “people-person.”
- Promote resources, projects, policy issues, events, and related activities of the NPA, in consultation with all committees.
- Develop and implement an annual marketing plan, in collaboration with the NPA Office & Marketing Manager.
- Develop and implement an annual Outreach campaign to recruit and retain NPA members.
- Cultivate relationships with news media and seek coverage of topics that support other committees’ work.
- Cultivate relationships with professional societies, industry, and other groups interested in postdoctoral issues.
- Expand member benefits through partnerships with organizations, businesses, and institutions.
- Consult with the Resource Development Committee to ensure that the NPA website is an effective tool for communicating the NPA’s mission.
- Consult with other committees and Officers to avoid project duplication and promote coordination.
Interested in volunteering?
Meet Our Outreach Committee Leaders
Jennifer Aumiller, M.Ed.
Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Jennifer Aumiller, M.Ed., has worked as the director of Career and Professional Development and Office of Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 2013. In her role, she manages postdoctoral affairs for the School of Medicine and directs career and professional development activities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
She received her bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and her master's degree in higher education administration from the University of North Texas. She started working at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physiology in 2002 as the coordinator for the graduate program. From there, she went on to become the program manager for the program in neuroscience. During this time, she helped bring alumni career speakers to the Annual Neuroscience Retreat and began working with postdoctoral scholars within the neuroscience program. Since working in the Office of Career and Professional Development, she has developed and implemented individual development plans for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and served as the local co-host for the 2015 NPA Annual Meeting at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Dolonchapa Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Outreach Committee Vice Chair
Dolonchapa Chakraborty, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral fellow at NYU Langone, where she is working on infectious disease with a focus on cell wall metabolism while identifying new targets for therapeutic attacksby Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common opportunistic human pathogen. Prior to this she studied food poisoning viruses during her doctorate studies at SUNY Buffalo. She was born and brought up in India where she had her first tryst with science studying COPD (a chronic lung disease). She believes in three things: First, viruses are (and will) take over the world; second, postdocs are superheroes without capes; third, living a great life is our first job. When her lab experiments give trouble, she turns to her kitchen. She is currently experimenting with vegan India-inspired desserts.