Drop-In Mentoring

Meet with mid- and senior-level female ARVO members for a short mentoring session at ARVO 2020

WEAVR Drop-In Mentoring Program

Two women sitting at a table talkingWomen in Eye and Vision Research, an initiative of the ARVO Foundation, will offer the Drop-In Mentoring program at ARVO 2020. Mid- and senior-level female ARVO members will be available during specified times to meet with individuals who may be looking for professional guidance from a female perspective. These are brief, one-on-one, confidential sessions of 15-30 minutes to take place in ARVO Central in the Exhibit Hall. 

How it works
Drop in hours will be offered during designated poster times (to be announced). Look for the marked meeting point ARVO Central in the Exhibit Hall for mentors/mentees to meet, and mentors will also be wearing bright stickers. Mentors/mentees can meet anywhere in ARVO Central, or move to the Networking Lounge. No appointment is necessary.

To participate, stop by ARVO Central in the Exhibit Hall to meet up with a mentor during these times:

Monday, May 4
4:00pm - 5:45pm

Tuesday, May 5
11:45am - 1:30pm

2:45pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday, May 6
3:00pm - 4:45pm

Mentorship support is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and availability may be limited.

Interested in serving as a mentor? Sign up online by April 3!

Past mentors include:

Alexandra Benavente, MCOptom MS PhD
SUNY College of Optometry

Terete Borras, PhD, FARVO
University of North Carolina

Allen Cheong, PhD
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Holly Chinnery, PhD
University of Melbourne

Kathryn Crawford, PhD

Meg DeAngelis, PhD
University of Utah

Sabine Fuhrmann, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Juana Gallar, MD, PhD, FARVO
Universidad Miguel Hernandez-CSIC

Fatema Ghasia, MD
Case Western Reserve University

Ilene Gipson, PhD, FARVO
Harvard University

Neena Haider, PhD
Harvard University

Monica Jablonski, PhD, FARVO
University of Tennesee Health Science Center

Kate Keller, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University

Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Amy Lo, PhD
University of Hong Kong

Machelle Pardue, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Kathryn Pepple, MD, PhD
University of Washington

Tonia Rex, PhD, FARVO
Vanderbilt University

Valerie Saw, FRCOphth, FRANZCO, PhD
University College London

Andrea Vincent, MBChB, MD, FRANZCO
University of Auckland

Stela Vujosevic, MD, PhD
University Hospital Maggiore della Carita

Jingyun Wang, PhD
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Maria Woodward, MD
University of Michigan

Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO
University of Wisconsin-Madison

To inquire about serving as a volunteer mentor at ARVO 2021, please contact us at info@arvofoundation.org