Emil Palacios is a childhood friend of Mike Castro and a TA member since 31 October 2018. The referral from Mike came at an auspicious time, since Emil is a molecular and cellular immunologist with a PhD in Biomedical Science. As such, he is undoubtedly the smartest person on the Board and was therefore immediately promoted to the position of Vice President.
As our resident infectious disease immunologist, he will have an added portfolio as an advisor to our COVID-19 response and eventual opening of our club to conduct group rides again. That day is still off in the future, but until then Emil will be critical in providing us his insights about the latest research developments and anticipated rollout of the pending vaccination(s), with the added benefit of what health precautions should be taken in our sport and club activities thereafter.
Please welcome him on board with a nice elbow bump (off the bike),
President, Team Alameda