About Us

In 2014, the president of the Society of the Study of Evolution (SSE) appointed a taskforce to make recommendations to the society regarding career opportunities and training for its students. They held a workshop on December 4-5, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, with attendees from academia, government, NGOs, and private sector employees. They presented a whitepaper of recommendations that was discussed at SSE Council that winter.

SSE then appointed a "diverse careers" committee including some of the former workshop participants and tasked them with initiating some of the recommendations from the whitepaper, including specifically a workshop for trainees at the annual conference. This committee conducted its first workshop on June 24, 2016, at the annual Evolution conference in Austin, TX, USA, and its second on June 23, 2017, at the annual conference in Portland, OR, USA.
2014 whitepaper from taskforce

Taskforce chair 2014: Sam Scheiner
Committee chair 2015: Lenny Teytelman
Committee chair 2016-2017: Lex Flagel