October 12, 2022

Dot’s Juan Sanchez takes role in student program at Life Sciences Pavilion

As seen in Dorchester Reporter

Dorchester resident Juan Sanchez is heading up the team at the new South Boston Waterfront Life Sciences Pavilion, which aims to be a “gateway to the innovation economy for diverse students from underserved neighborhoods across Boston.”

The Pavilion —a 15,000-square-foot facility located in the Seaport— was launched by the Lincoln Property Company (LPC), which will work with other local non-profits and training centers. Sanchez, the former diversity director for the Boston Fire Department, will act as a bridge between Boston’s schools and non-profits, and the STEM training partners.

“The Pavilion will be open to residents from around Boston to gain access to training,” said Sanchez in a statement. “The community room will be available to area residents, workers and trainees and provide space for small events; the training lab will be utilized by nonprofit partners for biotech training programs, and the conference spaces will provide user groups with much needed space in this area of the Seaport.”

Carl Nagy-Koechlin, a Dorchester resident and executive director of Just A Start, is one of the Pavilion partners. “This partnership will not only enable life-changing opportunities for people and families who previously lacked access, it establishes a standard for how other developers should do business in Boston,” said Nagy-Koechlin.
Seaport Circle, which LPC is building, will create approximately 2,500 permanent jobs, 1,159 construction jobs, and train approximately 2,000 students per year for life sciences and related careers.