My coworker will be graduating with a PhD in biology probably next year, but she'd really like to leave academia to teach. However, nobody she knows is a teacher and she's at a loss as to how to network. She's specifically looking for jobs as an adjunct at a community college, but I understand that the market even for adjuncts is pretty dire in Southern California, where we are. She's willing to move, but she'd need to be here another year.
She's been working with HS students as a mentor and did some judging at a HS-level science fair, but I think that's about the extent of her forays into teaching so far. I figure there must be some professional organizations she could join to meet likeminded people or....something, but we have no idea how to find them!