The environment is pretty fast-paced, but people are collegial and do their best to work together. Because we are conducting cutting-edge research, we all wear different hats and work together to get the job done.
I split my time between the office and the lab. During the spring, I travel to the field to gather ground-truth data for hail.
What you like most about your job:
I like that there is something new every day. Some days I miss being away from the bench, but I enjoy not conducting monotonous research.
Best career advice you’ve received:
Networking opportunities are all around you. You never know what door may open by making a new connection.
And always remember to have fun! You will spend a large amount of your time at work and in your research, so try to find something you are passionate about.
Skills or talents that make you a good fit for your job:
I enjoy multi-tasking, and I'm very detail orientated. I enjoy making an impact on my industryand being a part of the changing environment.
Following ACS on Twitter. I love the infographics about different materials.
How you've benefited from being an ACS member:
I have become more involved with local chemists and have been able to talk to several student groups about getting involved.