On May 19, 2021, Jesus Resendiz and Charité Ricker facilitated a webinar on Genetic Counseling. Genetic counseling gives you information about how certain conditions might affect you or your family. A genetic counselor will collect your personal and family history to determine how likely it is that you or your family may have a genetic condition. Tune in and learn all about what it takes to be a genetic counselor.
About our Presenters:
Jesus Resendiz is a genetic counseling student at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont who just finished up his first year. He received his BS at the University of La Verne where he majored in Psychology and minored in Biology.
Charité Ricker, MS is a genetic counselor and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. She directs the cancer genetic counseling team at LAC+USC Medical Center, working with individuals and families at risk of having inherited cancer syndromes. Ms. Ricker has almost 20 years of experience as a cancer genetic counselor and the majority of her clinical work has been in the underserved patient setting where she is committed to improving access to genetic services. Her research interest is focused on the communication and utilization of genetic information within families. She received her BS in Genetics from Texas A&M University, her MS in Genetic Counseling from California State University, Northridge, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Health Behavior Research from USC.