Family events

Postdoctoral Family Association

We are happy to launch the Postdoctoral Family Association (PDFA) at the initiative of the UMPDA. If you would like to join our mailing list please e-mail us at

Jessica Sabatini
Julie Hardij
Jessica and Julie moved to Ann Arbor a few years ago from Canada and Belgium, respectively, to support their partners while they complete a post-doctorate fellowship. They understand that moving to another country might take a little time to adjust and gathered a lot of helpful tips and information they want to share with you.

By organizing events and gatherings, they want to provide a place to meet, talk about common issues and questions, and connect with other spouses/partners in similar situation. Ann Arbor is a fascinating city that offers a large panel of activities, you just need to know where to look.

You can also join the Postdoc Family facebook group to stay connected: