Kara (Allen) KasaKaitas

School Attended:
Mississippi University for Women: BS Microbiology

Current Position:
Director, Recruitment and University Relations

What do you love about your job?
Having moved from an Analytical Chemist to a recruitment-focused role, it is very rewarding to help new chemists find a career match, watch them grow and develop, and support them as they move into promotional positions. 

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
You don't have to have everything figured out. Complete your degree and be open as life brings you different opportunities. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. 

What is your dream vacation?
Eastern Caribbean - I love the beach!

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

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Gardening! I love gardening, but need a little more "training and development" in it. 

Ask me about: 
Career transition. I transitioned from Pre-Pharmacy to Microbiology, to Chemistry, to Human Resources.