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Community Outreach


The Community Outreach group is a student-run organization parented by MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences that aims to help serve the Houston community by increasing science understanding and awareness to make a better future.

We organize and coordinate a wide range of outreach activities with the community, including but not limited to, science fairs, career fairs, science lectures/demonstrations, MD Anderson and UT Health lab tours, and more! Contact us if you would like to organize an event!



  • Encourage and improve student interest and performance in science
  • Support teachers and educational programs in science
  • Provide GSBS students with the opportunity to learn valuable teaching skills
  • Provide a useful service to the community


Heather Sonnemann, President
Mikey Clowers, Vice President
Avery Salmon, Secretary
Caitlynn Barrows, Treasurer
Sonia Patel, Media Relations Coordinator
Safia Essien, Coordinator
Carolina Garcia Garcia, Coordinator

Charmelle Williams, Coordinator

Tanvi Visal, Coordinator

Swati Mohapatra, Coordinator

Mary Gronberg, Coordinator

Jessica Symons, Coordinator

Michelle Winkler, Coordinator

Summer Biomedical Academy

Updated information is coming soon for the Biomedical Academy!

Science Night

Virtual details coming soon!