Raluca joined The Protein Society in April 2016 as Executive Director. She has more than 15 years of leadership experience with responsibility for fundraising, finance and operations, as well as extensive experience managing strategic planning and organizational development. Prior to joining The Protein Society, Raluca was Executive Director of Horizons at Green Farms Academy for 5 years, served as Director of Pre-Engineering at NACME, and was also a Teach For America corps member in Camden, New Jersey. She holds an Master's degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Shannan joined The Protein Society in July 2016 as Administrative Coordinator, with 24 years of experience, more than 12 of those in the non-profit sector. Shannan supports the organization in an administrative capacity, with an emphasis graphic layout and design, as well as writing and editing. She also provides membership support for the Annual Symposium and Awards Nominations. She redesigned and helped launch the new website for the Society. Shannan lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her husband Tom, their triplets Gavin, Simon and Scarlett, a cat named Pickles, a new kitty named Bowie, and a dog named Ziggy Stardust.
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