Lori Spangler Ph.D.

School Attended:
Ohio State University, PhD Physical Organic Chemistry.
University of North Carolina, BS Chemistry

Current Position:
ACS Career Consultant. Retired as a Project Manager and Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2017

What do you love about your job?
I love best helping chemists one-on-one. Based on my experiences as a campus recruiter and hiring manager, I feel I can help people showcase their experiences and talents in the best possible light, by working on their resume and research summary, or by practicing interviewing skills. 

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
You need more than great science to succeed. You must be able to communicate your science to people with many different backgrounds. 

What is your dream vacation?
Galapagos Islands - to see the birds and other wildlife. 

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
Grateful. I’m grateful for all the wonderful things in my life. 

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Flying. Not in a plane, but actually flying through the air. I love to watch birds and the effort or ease with which they can launch themselves into the air. 

Ask me about: 
Process chemistry, careers in the pharmaceutical industry, careers in chemical industry, job changes, resumes, research summaries, and interviewing skills