Allen Jones Ph.D.

School Attended:
Elizabethtown College, BS, Chemistry
State University of New York – Buffalo, PhD, Medicinal Chemistry

Current Position:
Director, Newark Public Schools, Newark, NJ

What do you love about your job?
Getting middle and high school students excited about Chemistry and other STEM fields. I love seeing the excitement they have when they grasp a concept. My team and I also get to design new science experiments for the students that use state of the art analytical equipment.

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
Hang on, it is going to be a wild ride! I would also tell myself to pay more attention to the biological aspects of chemistry, including metabolism and toxicology.

What is your dream vacation?
Visit Antarctica (I hear it is a cool place!)

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
Experiment!

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Molecular Biology

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