Student and Trainee Committee (STC)
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Statement of Purpose

Support INSAR’s mission of promoting quality autism research to improve the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, and to provide the next generation of autism researchers with opportunities for education, career development, and collaboration.

Name Position
Marika Coffman Chair
Tawny Tsang
Alana McVey  Secretary
Kristina Cottle Feldman Faculty Mentor


The Student and Trainee Committee was established in 2009 to further the INSAR’s mission of promoting education and training in the field of autism research. 

The committee has focused on three goals:

  1. Represent the perspectives and needs of student membership in all activities of the society.
  2. Provide support for the student membership of INSAR through learning, networking, and mentorship opportunities.
  3. Increase global representation and accessibility of INSAR activities.

Those interested in getting involved with the INSAR Student and Trainee Committee can contact the chair at

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