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Ryan Wheeler, MA
Sr. Director of Professional Development and Academic Services

Ryan Wheeler oversees training initiatives, international student and scholar services, library services, and career advising for hundreds of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students at Scripps Research. Prior to his role as founding administrator of the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office at Scripps Research, he worked in the Office of Admissions at the University of Washington and in the Career Services Center at the University of California, San Diego. He has spent his 20-year career building, presenting, and sustaining a broad array of training programs to support the career and professional development of biomedical research trainees, and has presented such workshops at institutions and professional meetings around the U.S. He received his bachelor’s from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in postsecondary education administration from San Diego State University.

Delaney Dann, PhD
Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Professional Development Manager

Delaney received her bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and doctoral degree from the University of California, San Diego in Biology. Prior to her role at Scripps Research, Delaney was a Genetics Education and Engagement Fellow at the National Institutes of Health and the American Society of Human Genetics. In addition to her scientific background, she has a diversity of teaching, mentoring, and program administration experience in the career and professional development space.

Lee Tacliad, MEd
Employer and Alumni Engagement Manager

Lee Tacliad received her bachelor’s degree from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and then obtained her master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. She has spent more than a decade in career services at institutions such as UC Berkeley, Middlebury, and UC San Diego and specializes in engaging with employers and alumni in the scientific community.

Areas of specialization: Employer outreach, alumni outreach, non-academic job search, CliftonStrengths, informational interviewing, interviewing practice, negotiation

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