Member Profiles

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Dr. Shaimaa Aboukhatwa

Dr. Shaimaa Aboukhatwa 

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I make bioactive molecules that work on a specific body target, discovering potential therapeutics to alleviate patient’s sufferings.

Dr. Aboukhatwa  is a research scholar at Tanta University and is an ACS member. She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March 8 - International Women's Day, and September - Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Dr. Oluwatosin Timilehin Adeniran

Dr. Oluwatosin Timilehin Adeniran

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… Chemistry is life and the applications of Chemistry in diverse industries is ultimately noteworthy.

Dr. Adeniran is an Assistant Lecturer at Chrisland University. She is a member of RSC and CEODAN. Dr. Adeniran celebrates March 8 - International Women's Day.

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Mr. Raja Nadeem Altaf

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry is a great inspiration for me, as teaching it provided me with new research innovation of antiviral peptide aptamers.

Mr. Altaf is a Teaching Assistant/Clinical Researcher at OPF Boys College. He is a member of ACS. He celebrates a host of holidays including, but not limited to, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day, April - Autism Awareness Month, April - National Arab American Heritage Month, and May - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. He acknowledges these holidays by creating new and supporting messages.

Eric Archibong

Mr. Eric Archibong

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry is the nucleus of life and it reinvents things around us.

Mr. Archibong is a Research Assistant at the University of Uyo. He is a member of ACS and is a part of the University of Uyo International Student Chapter where he served as treasurer. He is also a member of SCSN and is an alumnus of Oxford School of Climate Change. Mr. Archibong celebrates February - Black History Month and August 31 - International Day for People of African Descent.

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Ms. Mbuotidem Awak

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I was told that studying chemistry is very challenging and demanding too, but for me I love challenges because it propel[s] me to be the best. 

Ms. Awak is the Vice President of the American Chemical Society University of Uyo International Student Chapter. In addition to ACS, she is a member of Student Chemical Society of Nigeria and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Ms. Awak celebrates February - Black History Month and February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Dr. Mirza Muhammad Fahad Baig

Dr. Mirza Muhammad Fahad Baig

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… colloidal and surface chemistry always fascinates me and it's an important research area to understand life and materials science advancement.

Dr. Baig is a Lead Project Manager with SHL-Medical (Taiwan, Province of Taiwan). He is an ACS member and is a part of the Taiwan ACS International Chemical Chapter. He celebrates a multitude of holidays including, but not limited to, August 19 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, September - Postdoc Appreciation Week, and September 23 - International Day of Sign Languages. Dr. Baig observes these holidays because he believes through diversity we learn from each other and improve. 

Dr. Partha Basu

Dr. Partha Basu

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… a chemist creates something new, never before achieved. That creativity provides vitality in our society.

Dr. Basu is a Professor, an ACS member, and a local section Chair. He is also a member of SACP and SBIC. Dr. Basu observes June - Immigrant Heritage Month (US). He celebrates Durga Pujo, which is a big festival that is celebrated with family and friends by  sharing food and music. 

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Dr. Mark Benvenuto

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemists create the materials that make our world better and allow us to have a high standard of living.

Dr. Benvenuto is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is a member of ACS and is the Detroit Section Councilor. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, April - Autism Awareness Month, June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, and October - National Disability Employment Awareness Month. He honors Autism awareness and LGBTQ holidays, because he has one son with Asperger's and one who is openly gay.

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Dr. Julian Bobb

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… because I get to learn something new every day and solve problems that can make our society better.

Dr. Bobb is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also Section Secretary and Younger Chemists Committee Chair for the Virginia Local Section and is a member of AIChE. He celebrates: February - Black History Month | September - Postdoc Appreciation Week

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Dr. Nikita Burrows

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… as a chemistry educator and researcher I get to help students understand the world around them through a chemical lens.

Dr. Burrows is an Assistant Professor at Monmouth University and a Division of Chemical Education Committee member. She is originally from the Bahamas. In addition to her membership in ACS, she is a member of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). She intentionally introduces her students to historical and current black female chemists that have made contributions in society. She celebrates: February - Black History Month | March - Women’s History Month | March 8 - International Women’s Day | June - Immigrant Heritage Month (US) | June - Caribbean American Heritage Month | August 31 - International Day for People of African Descent. 

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Dr. Carlyn Burton

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…chemistry is everywhere and touches everything. Through it, we solve problems.

Dr. Burton is a Partner at Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP. She is a member of ACS and serves as a Committee Chair for the Committee on Patents and Related Matters. Dr. Burton celebrates March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day, May - Jewish American Heritage Month, and,June 1 - Global Day of Parents. She  uses her professional skills to engage in and positively impact her daughter's educational experience while honoring her favorite title, Mom. 

Dr. Gregory Caputo

Dr. Gregory Caputo

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I get to study the chemical processes in living organisms to develop better medicines and share this process of discovery with students.

Dr. Caputo is a Professor and Associate Dean at Rowan University. He is a member of ACS and is a part of the South Jersey Local Section and Committee on Professional Training. He is also a member of the Biophysical Society. Dr. Caputo celebrates May - Mental Health Awareness Month, June 1 - Global Day of Parents, and, National First Generation Students Day. He celebrates National First Generation Students Day because it brings awareness to students who are first in their family to go to college.

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Dr. Jorge Luis Colón

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… with my students, we are contributing to fulfilling the human right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.

Dr. Colón is a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and Treasurer of the Puerto Rico Local Section. He is also a member of AAAS, MRS, and ECS. He celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, because it reminds him and his community that, even though we have faced racism and colonialism, our community has survived and flourished.

Dr. Pat N. Confalone

Dr. Pat N. Confalone

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I utilize organic chemistry in R&D for pharmaceutical, biotech, ag, and animal health applications. In addition, it's really a ton of fun! 

Dr. Confalone is a retired Dupont executive and is an industry/private sector consultant. In addition, he is an AAAS Fellow and an ACS Fellow. As an ACS member, he is a part of the Organic Division and serves as Chair of the Pensions and Investments Committee. 

Mr. Uwakmfon Okon Daniel

Mr. Uwakmfon Okon Daniel

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… with Chemistry my scope in science has been widened. 

Mr. Daniel is a full time student and an ACS member. He is a part of the ACS Nigeria - University of Uyo Chapter. He celebrates February - Black History Month and August 31 - International Day for People of African Descent.

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Ms. Kelly Dobos

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…from sunscreen that protects to colorful makeup as a form of self-expression, we make products you use everyday. 

Ms. Dobos is a Cosmetic Chemist and is a member of Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Cosmetic Executive Women. She celebrates March - Women’s History Month and March 8 - International Women's Day. She honors these holidays by  sharing stories of women like Florence Wall, pioneer in cosmetic chemistry, to inspire young scientists. 

Ms. Samantha Anne Dye

Ms. Samantha Anne Dye

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… when I was young cancer took a lot from me and my family, now I am fighting back!  

Ms. Dye is a student at Albion College and is a member of the American Chemical Society,  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society. She celebrates February 4th - World Cancer Day , February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, and September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Ms. Dye honors these holidays  by learning about different strong women in STEM and by fighting to increase federal funding for childhood cancer research. 

Mr. Abdul-Qowiy Fashola

Mr. Abdul-Qowiy Fashola

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I am improving lives through research and teaching. I help kids see the beauty of chemistry.

Mr.Fashola of University of Ibadan in Nigeria is an ACS member.

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Dr. Carly Sue Filgueira

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… we work to provide innovative ways to help better the world through learning, exploration, discovery, and impact.

Dr. Filgueira is an Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine and Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist Research Institute. She is a member of the Association of Women in Science, Gulf Coast Houston Chapter; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science | April - Autism Awareness Month | May - Jewish American Heritage Month. She has been a STEM panelist and volunteer at the Reach for the Stars STEM Festival, podcasts and walks for Autism, and lit a yahrzeit candle.

 

Dr. Fun Man Fung

Dr. Fun Man Fung

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… through thoughtful chemistry education and research, I have the responsibility of mentoring future chemists in their growth.

Dr. Fung is an Instructor at the National University of Singapore. He is a member of ACS, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, and, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. As an ACS member, he is involved with the Journal of Chemical Education, ACS Publications and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board.

 

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Dr. David Gottfried

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry is all around us. Chemistry is the concept that supports all of the engineering and science researchers with whom I work. 

Dr. Gottfried is a Regents Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of ACS and is a part of the Georgia Local Section and Membership Affairs Committee where he serves as a Section Councilor and Committee Secretary. In addition to ACS, he is also a member of AAAS. Dr. Gottfried celebrates May - Jewish American Heritage Month.

Dr. Ben Haenni

Dr. Ben Haenni

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… it allows me to help those in my community through outreach with the UWL Chemistry and Biochem. club!

Dr. Haenni is a Lecturer at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. He is an ACS member as well as  an ACS Student Chapter Advisor. In addition to ACS, Dr. Haenni is a part of CHM/BioCHM Club (ACS Student Affiliate).

 Dr. Lee Wesley Hoffman

Dr. Lee Wesley Hoffman

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry is everywhere. I love sharing my unique abilities with others -- to show anyone and everyone can pursue a career in Chemistry.

Dr. Hoffman is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University. He is a member of ACS and has served as a committee member, subdivision chair, and communications committee chair for the Committee on Chemists With Disabilities, ACS PROF International Chemists Subdivision, and, ACS Philadelphia Local Section. He is also a member of RSC. Dr. Hoffman celebrates February - Black History Month, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day, April - Autism Awareness Month, May - Mental Health Awareness Month, June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and October - National Disability Employment Awareness Month. He celebrates Black History Month & Women's History Month because they are important to the students. He also celebrates International Women's Day since his wife is Chinese.

Mr. Charles Huber

Mr. Charles Huber

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… contributing to the learning and research of our chemists has been a great joy.

Mr. Huber is a Librarian at the University of California - Santa Barbara. He is an ACS member and serves as the Division of Chemical Information's alternate councilor and California Los Padres Local Section's executive board member. He is also a member of the American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, and Association of College and Research Libraries. Mr. Huber celebrates May - Older Americans Month because he knows many older chemists who are still vital in research and education, and is proud to count himself as one.

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Dr. Mick Hurrey,  Vice President, Revagenix 

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I get to hone my natural curiosity of the world and help transform peoples' lives through cutting-edge therapeutics for unmet medical needs.  

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Mr. Ebenezer C. Iheme

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry itself is an entrepreneurial field which has exposed me to innovation in industry.

Mr.Iheme is the President of the American Chemical Society Niger Delta University International Student Chapter.  He celebrates February - Black History Month and August 31 - International Day for People of African Descent.

Mr. Jeffrey A. Jansen

Mr. Jeffrey A. Jansen

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… it enables me to understand plastic materials on a molecular level. I make plastic parts safer and more economical, with less waste.

Mr. Jansen is an Engineering Manager for The Madison Group. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Plastics Engineers, and, ASM International. Mr. Jansen celebrates • February - Black History Month February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, May - Mental Health Awareness Month, June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, June 20 - World Refugee Day and September 15 - October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month. He celebrates diversity in the world and workplace because it takes all of us to make this world.

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Dr. Payal Joshi

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I ignite young minds to a wonderous chemical space comprising novemdecillion molecules or more. 

Dr Payal Joshi is an assistant professor at NMIMS University and celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science on the 11th of February!

Mr. Diego Marcelo Juela

Mr. Diego Marcelo Juela 

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… it has allowed me to see nature from a structural standpoint and as a source of inspiration to design and engineer new materials.

Mr. Juela is a Chemical Engineer at the University of Cuenca. He is an ACS Community Associate member and is a part of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division.  He is also a member of the Center for Environmental Studies (CEA). Mr. Juela celebrates September 23 - International Day of Sign Languages and December 03- International Day of Persons with Disabilities. He celebrates with educational events at colleges to highlight the importance of the inclusion of disabled people in higher education. 

Dr. Igor Jurberg

Dr. Igor Jurberg

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… it allows me to study scientific problems and to interact with enthusiastic students and colleagues.

Dr. Jurberg is an Assistant Professor at the State University of Campinas in Brazil. He is a member of both the American Chemical and Brazilian Chemical Societies. As an ACS member,  he is a part of the International ACS Brazil Chapter and is a Past-Chair. 

Mr. Kapish Kapoor

Mr. Kapish Kapoor

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… being a chemist gives me a ton of opportunities to learn and apply my knowledge for the betterment of humanity.

Mr. Kapoor is a part-time student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Mohanlal Sukhadia University-Udaipur. He is also a member of APTI. Mr. Kapoor celebrates May - Mental Health Awareness Month and September - Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Ms. Milanpreet Kaur

Ms. Milanpreet Kaur

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I am working towards one of my goals of contributing to the scientific community.

Ms. Kaur is a full-time student at University of Calgary. She is a member of CIC (Canadian Society of Chemistry) and ACS (Division of Organic Chemistry). She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day, and May - Mental Health Awareness Month. As the co-founder of UCalgary CIDE, she is constantly working towards providing an environment where everyone is welcome. 

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Dr. Spiros Kitsinelis

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I have the privilege to communicate the scientific wonders to students but also to the general public.

Dr Spiros Kitsinelis is a professor of chemistry based in Athens, Greece and in charge of communications and publications for the Association of Greek Chemists. He celebrates the Panhellenic Chemistry Day on the 11th of March!

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Mr. Linwood Koger 

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…the greatest reward is to see the result of your efforts for sale. In every city in America, my paint is on the shelf. I hold 8 US patents.

Mr. Koger is a scientist in the paint and coatings industry. He is a member of FSCT. Mr. Koger honors February - Black History Month with the understanding that Black History Month is not celebrated. It is a remembrance of the horrors of American slavery. America has made progress but never forget.

Dr. James David Kubicki

Dr. James David Kubicki

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… research increases Earth's resources, connects environment and health, and improves soil health.

Dr. Kubicki is a Professor at The University of Texas at El Paso. He is an ACS member, as well as, an ACS Fellow and Committee on Science member. He is also a member of the Geochemical Society and Soil Science Society of America.

Dr. Ray Lam

Dr. Ray Lam

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry brings us together to a common ground, where curiosity is the foundation.

Dr. Lam is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He is an ACS member and is a part of the Northeastern Section (NESACS) where he holds various titles such as National Chemistry Week Chair, Alternate Councilor, and Director-at-large. Dr. Lam celebrates May - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and June - Immigrant Heritage Month (US). As a first generation Asian American, it is important to him to recognize his heritage and the diversity he can bring to his community.

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Dr. Hooi-Ling Lee

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… by becoming a chemistry educator and scientist, I have the prospect to nurture diverse, younger chemists to carry on STEM activities.

Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is an ACS member, serves on the Committee on International Activities (IAC), and is the Immediate Past Chair of the ACS Malaysia International Chapter.  She is also a member of the Malaysia Institute of Chemistry and Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Lee celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science and March 8 - International Women's Day. The ways that she honors herself and these communities is by organizing the IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast to celebrate Feb 11 and March 8 events and promoting gender equity by sharing her experiences.

Ms. Eryn Maltese

Ms. Eryn Maltese

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I love being able to share my passion of chemistry with those who do not have the same background as me.

Ms. Maltese is a Forensic Scientist-Chemistry at the DuPage County Forensic Science Center. She is a member of ACS and is a part of the Joliet Section (IL) where she serves as Community Outreach Coordinator. She is also a member of MAFS and ABC. As far as celebrating diversity, Ms. Maltese believes females in the field of chemistry have been vital to diversification and eliminating the "males only work in science" stigma.

Dr. Lindsey McDivitt

Dr. Lindsey McDivitt

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I get to share my passion for chemistry with my students. I love getting to see them learn from me!

Dr. McDivitt is a teacher. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Assocation of Chemistry Teachers. She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day and May - Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. McDivitt  tries to enlighten her students about holidays that could impact them such as women's history month and international women's day.

Dr. Amanda Morris

Dr. Amanda Morris

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… we get to provide solutions to the more pressing global challenges, including climate change, access to drinkable water, and human health.

Dr. Morris is a Professor at Virginia Tech. She is a member of ACS and is a part of the Division of Professional Relations. She is also Chair of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies sub-division and is an ACS Expert. In addition to ACS, she is a member of ECS, MRS, and, RSC. Dr. Morris celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, and, June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

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Ms. Marilyn Naeem

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… my every failure in the lab is only a step forward in research!

Ms. Naeem is a graduate student at UMassD. She celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month in May. On the Global Day of Parents (June 1), since her parents have pushed her to get to where she is, she organizes a dinner for them to show her gratitude.

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Ms. Linda Nanko-Yeager

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… it's a dream come true! I wanted to be a chemist when I was a young girl in the '60s, before girls were encouraged to enter the field.

Ms. Nanko-Yeager is a Council Member in the City of Wyoming, MN. She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Older Americans Month in May. She volunteers as a Chemist in the Library, and hopes to inspire girls and boys to also become chemists when they grow up.

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Mr. Iniubong Umana Okon

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry is more than a discipline but also an attitude.

Mr. Okon is a full time student and Public Relations Officer for the Student Chemical Society of Nigeria. He is also an ACS member and a part of the University of Uyo Student Chapter. Mr. Okon celebrates February - Black History Month. He enjoys going out for the national conference, and says it's always fun because we meet ourselves from different parts of the world.

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Dr. Mariefel Valenzuela Olarte

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…chemistry is a great tool to help solve society's problems that we grapple with. 

Dr. Olarte is a Chemical Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is the Local Section Past Chair (2022) of the ACS Richland Local Section and is also a member of AIChe and ASTM. She celebrates February - Black History Month, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day, May - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, September - Postdoc Appreciation Week, and, November - National Native American Heritage Month. Notably, she celebrates Women's Month by connecting/expressing gratitude to the women in her family, friends and colleagues who have impacted her life. 

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Dr. Ganiyat Oloyede

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I have improved people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry by engaging in medicinal research, training and community service.

Dr. Oloyede is a Faculty Advisor for the ACS International Student Chapter University of Ibadan Nigeria and a member of the ACS Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter. She is also a member of the Third World Organisation for Women in Science, Trieste Italy; Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria (ICCON), Nigeria; International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Switzerland; and the Asian Council of Science Editors. She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science | March 8 - International Women's Day | and June 1 - Global Day of Parents. By taking active role in Workers & Sambisa Memorial Days, she champions the cause of the less privileged, refugees, and especially women in society.

Dr. Kristin Omberg

Dr. Kristin Omberg

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry makes individual lives, communities and society better. Chemistry--and chemists--are truly everywhere!

Dr. Omberg is a Group Leader, Chemical & Biological Signatures, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is the Richland Local Section Government Affairs Committee Chair and is a Trustee, Group Insurance Plans, for ACS Members. She is also a member of AAAS, Sigma Xi, and, AWIS. Dr. Omberg celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, May - Mental Health Awareness Month, and June 1 - Global Day of Parents. During Women's History Month, she remembers the many women who played early roles in the development of chemistry that are under-recognized. 

Dr. Mary Virginia Orna

Dr. Mary Virginia Orna

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… chemistry is the discipline that helps the largest number of people & is the essential source of everything.

Dr. Orna is a Professor Emerita of Chemistry retired from the College of New Rochelle. She is a member of ACS and is a part of the New York Local Section and the Division of History of Chemistry. She also serves as a local section officer and as a Councilor. In addition to ACS, she is a member of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers and the Chemistry Teachers Club of New York.

Ms. Veronica Pando

Ms. Veronica Pando

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I am a Forensic Scientist in a state crime lab. Every day, I use all the chemistry I learned to identify possible controlled substances.

Ms. Pando works in the government sector as a Forensic Scientist III and is a member of ACS. She celebrates June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

 

Paritosh Khimjibhai Rana

Dr. Paritosh Khimjibhai Rana

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… it has solution[s] to problem[s] [regarding]  pandemic[s], farming, space science, celestial bodies, etc. I feel honoured to be a part of Chemistry.

Dr. Rana is an Assistant Professor at SDSM College, University of Mumbai. He is a member of ACS, ICC, and, ACT. He celebrates March 8 - International Women's Day and October 2- International Non Violence Day. On Women's Day, various events are organized to celebrate the day and on International Non Violence Day, a rally is organized by Lions Club.

Dr. Jayashree Ranga

Dr. Jayashree Ranga

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… as a chemistry educator, I get to inspire my students to pursue STEM careers that can positively impact various aspects of our lives.

Dr. Ranga is an Associate Professor at Salem State University. As an ACS member, she is a part of the Northeastern Section where she serves as a Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) Outreach Coordinator.

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Reshma Remanan

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I love being able to share my passion of chemistry to work towards one of my goals of contributing to save the enivronment.

Reshma Remanan is an Analytical Laboratory Technician at  Hamad Bin Khalifa Univeristy and celebrates World Environmental Day!

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Dr. Renã Robinson

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I am working towards my goal of understanding disparities in ways that will support the development of therapies for Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Robinson is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University. She is  a member of NOBCChE, Association for the Study of Higher Education Member, Human Proteome Organization, Suicide Prevention Coalition, Association of Vanderbilt Black Faculty and Staff, society of STEM Women of Color Conclave, and, ISTAART - Alzheimer’s Association. She celebrates February - Black History Month, February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and, March - Women’s History Month.

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Jacob Russell

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…of all there is to be discovered, which may lead to breakthroughs that will positively impact lives.

Jacob is an undergraduate student, teaching assistant, and researcher at The Ohio State University. He celebrates World IBD Day. In addition to ACS, he is a member of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, where he founded a student organization that remains active at Ohio State.

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Nini Shatirishvili

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I find it incredibly fulfilling to be part of a field that is at the forefront of solving some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Nini Shatirishvili is a full-time Ph.D student at UCSD and celebrates the International Women's Day on the 8th of March!

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Dr. Trevon Swain

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I can provide scientific support to determine the impact of tobacco products and protect the public health.

Dr. Swain works in the government sector as a Scientific Reviewer and is a member of ACS and AAAS. He celebrates February - Black History Month, May - Mental Health Awareness Month, and,  June - Caribbean American Heritage Month.

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Ms. Falonne Colbie Moumbogno Tchodimo

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… my work and discoveries can change and save lives around the world. I can see things from a molecular view.

Ms. Tchodimo is a full-time student and research assistant at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a member of ACS and is a part of the San Antonio Local Section where she acts as an event coordinator. She is also a member of NOBCChE. Ms. Tchodimo celebrates March 8 - International Women's Day, June - Immigrant Heritage Month (US), June 1 - Global Day of Parents, August 31 - International Day for People of African Descent, and many more diverse holidays.

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Ms. Andrea Nicole Towns

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I get to help ensure the safety and integrity of the domestic and international food supply chain. 

Ms. Towns is an Agricultural Chemist at the USDA. She is a member of ACS and AOCS. She celebrates February - Black History Month, February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day, April - Autism Awareness Month, and, May - Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Ms. Cheryl Trusty

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I am first generation college/MS graduate from rural Deep South. I am an example to others that women ARE smart and successful scientists. 

Ms. Trusty is a Research Analytical Chemist and throughout her career has worked as a Contractor for ORD-USEP, a Professor of Chemistry- University of North Georgia, and as a consultant with MVA Scientific Consultants. She is a member of ACS and the GA Microscopical Society. Ms. Trusty celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, March 8 - International Women's Day and October 15 - International Day of Rural Women. She celebrates these days to show how far we have come, the progress we have made in her lifetime, and, how far we still have in this journey. 

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Md Jalal Uddin, Undergraduate Student, University of Chittagong and ACS Student Chapter Member

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because…I am an enthusiastic person, hence I want to explore nature, and the incidents that are taking place in everyday life.

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Brenda M. Wekesa

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… as my study will sustain human life. I am studying protein synthesis and the development of antibiotics so humans can have a better future in medicine.

Brenda is a Biochemistry PhD. student at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She celebrates biochemist's day which is commemorated every June 15, due to the birth of Dr. Juan Antonio Sánchez, who was the promoter of the establishment of a biochemical profession with strong scientific and professional bases.

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Ms. Amanda Wollnick

I’m Proud to Be a Chemist because… I help women by developing silicone and breast prosthetics so they can live fuller lives after breast surgery.

Ms. Wollnick is a Development Engineer at American Breast Care and is a member of ACS. She celebrates February 11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, March - Women’s History Month, and, March 8 - International Women's Day.

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