Jen Noble

Tucson, AZ, US
Field of Work 
HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.
Job Title or "Student" 
Scientist, Scientific Services, VERI/O Laboratory
Plant Science
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
I am a commercial applications scientist working for a molecular diagnostics company in Tucson, Arizona. I graduated with my PhD in Plant Science with a minor in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona in August 2019, where I worked with Dr. Ravishankar Palanivelu and studied the evolution and function of mechanisms important for fertilization in a model organism for flowering plants called Arabidopsis thaliana. As a first generation Mexican-American and the first to become a scientist in my family, I have served as a role model and inspired many of my family members to follow their dreams of going to college. I am a member of SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science), a former recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a former Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a former participant in the Western Alliance for the Expansion of Student Opportunities Program, and an alumni of the International Baccalaureate Program.
Writing/blogging, Working outdoors, Poetry, Reading, Travel, Acting
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
Online role model
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Evenings, Weekends
Fun demonstrations or materials, Funding opportunities, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Other Program Affiliation 
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

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