Student Wellness Committee



Our Mission

Students and faculty of all genders are welcome to join our network!

Our Vision

Our Vision is to connect women in the early stages of their graduate careers with Boston-area professionals in STEM. We hope to support our members as they explore their career interests and options and eventually become successful mentors themselves. With a supportive network of female leaders in their fields willing to share their experiences with our generation of professionally-trained women scientists, our expectation is that forging these relationships will inspire our members to navigate and prepare for possible career paths in an informed and educated way.

We collaborate with GWISE (Graduate Women in Science and Engineering), GMSSO (Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization), BU’s BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training), and other student organizations at Boston University to provide a supportive space to host networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for women in science.

Founded in 2018 by Dr. Sanae ElShourbagy Ferreira (now alumna and Advisor for BU WPDC) while completing her Ph.D., BU WPDC continues on with the leadership of remarkable and passionate individuals on the committee’s Executive Board.


Upcoming Events & Opportunities


SWC Calendar

Check out our calendar for more upcoming events!

We can’t wait to see you at our next event! 

For students, led by students


Connect with BU WPDC

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter  for information on club activities, upcoming events, photos from past WPDC events, and resources to support the professional development of graduate-level women in STEM 

Join the BU WPDC LinkedIn group to stay connected, initiate conversations, and share resources on professional development.