1995 Major: Chemistry
"Each part of my career was made possible by my Duke Chemistry degree. In my early career, I worked for large chemical companies in R&D, product development, and technical support. I learned quickly that although I love the world of chemistry and how chemistry knowledge helps me understand the world, I wanted to make that bench knowledge have a bigger impact. I now work for a science education company, and I have the opportunity every day to help teachers inspire a love of science in their students. We live by the motto that students can't learn science without doing science, and my Duke chemistry degree helps me bring the best hands-on chemistry teaching tools to middle school, high school, and college classrooms."
"I would encourage Duke Chemistry students to become involved in the Chemistry department! I have great memories of working in the lab prep room and working as a TA for the general chemistry labs. It was fantastic training for how a lab is managed, and it was great fun to see behind the scenes in the department."