Who We Are

Since its establishment in March 2014, AWIS Austin has one officer: Dr. Margo Lee, President. We will begin to add new officers in 2018-2019.

Dr. Margo Lee became President of AWIS Austin in March 2014. She holds degrees from George Mason University (Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy with specialization in Biotech Policy), Johns Hopkins University (M.S. in Biotechnology), and Rutgers University (Biology with specialization in Biotechnology). Dr. Lee received her training at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Human Genome Research and at the National CancerInstitute. She has consulted for several organizations in the past with Jump Start Development and currently lectures and writes nationally for several publications.

Sophie is a Neuroscience PhD student at UT. She received her BS in Biology with minors in Neuroscience and Psychology from Texas A&M University. Sophie is passionate about making young women in STEM aware of different job paths in STEM, and she also enjoys enriching the lives of those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In her free time Sophie loves to play soccer.