PDA Letter Article

Volunteering Opens Doors for Student Chapter

by Dahlim Kim and Jasmine Tat, Keck Graduate Institute

Student Chapter

In December, we were given the opportunity to attend the 2017 PDA Cell and Gene Therapy Conference as volunteers from the PDA Southern California Chapter’s student chapter. Our duties included checking badges and collecting question cards at the end of each talk—the latter we found valuable for assisting the session facilitators to stimulate discussions. Additionally, this volunteer opportunity allowed us to attend the sessions alongside conference attendees, providing a unique opportunity to network with multiple industry professionals within the growing cell and gene therapy niche.