Scholar Profile

Corina McClure

Voted Most Likely To:
Make unplanned discovery by messing around with random unknown things in lab.

University of North Carolina, Class of 2014
George Mason University, MS Chemistry

Currently Working As:
Chemist, FDA

What do you love about your job?
I love the brilliant minds that I work with. We have thoughtful conversations not only about chemistry and work, but other random topics as well. My schedule is flexible and I feel like my job at the FDA is making a difference in the lives of Americans.

What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?
The most exciting part of my career has been learning new things almost every day! I may not be in the classroom anymore, but I still take every chance to learn something new.

What would you tell yourself at age 18?
Hang in there! It seems tough now, but it's all worth it.

How has ACS Scholars impacted your life and career?
The ACS Scholars program was my first introduction to the ACS. Since I joined, I have discovered so much about the chemical industry that I otherwise would not have known. I have met many chemists through ACS national and local meetings and gotten invaluable advice from them and made wonderful friends.