Neuroscience PhD to Head of Neuroscience Research – Jermaine Ross, Ph.D.

2020-08-03T02:34:19+00:00

By Camillia Monestime, Ph.D. We've all been there. You're passionate and driven on a topic - but not sure where to go from there. Not sure what the next steps are to pursue this goal. Dr. Jermaine Ross recounts how his love for science, networking, his openness to opportunity, and great mentors ultimately helped him [...]

Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology & Biophysics PhD to Technical Sales Manager – Becky Fallon, Ph.D.

2020-07-01T05:22:55+00:00

Feel like you're not following a linear trajectory from graduate school to your career path? Currently in graduate school or a recent graduate grappling with your next steps? Dr. Becky Fallon weaves a story detailing her path from graduate school to her current position as a Technical Sales Manager. She offers insight to her success [...]

Neuroscience PhD to Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur – Sarah Ahn, Ph.D.

2020-05-31T17:54:59+00:00

By Camillia Monestime, Ph.D. When life throws curve balls your way, sometimes the best thing to do is pause and reflect. What do you truly enjoy doing? Why have you not pursued that in any real way? It's never too late, as neuroscientist Dr. Sarah Ahn learned. Passion, drive, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit helped [...]

Cell & Developmental Biology PhD to Entrepreneur – Stephanie Guzik Lendrum, Ph.D.

2020-05-14T00:31:16+00:00

What happens when the totally unexpected happens? How do you pick yourself up from a change in the world you didn't see coming?  In today's challenging world, Dr. Stephanie Guzik Lendrum's story of resilience and determination to take a risk and run with an idea is one we can and should take inspiration from. Let's [...]

Bioengineering PhD to Medical Devices Scheme Manager – Danielle Minteer, Ph.D., PMP

2020-04-24T22:42:51+00:00

By Jillian Weeks Doctoral Candidate, Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Danielle Minteer, Ph.D., PMP, is a Medical Devices Scheme Manager for BSI, a major business standards company. I’m fortunate enough to know Danielle through our overlapping time in a student consulting group, and we’ve stayed in touch as she’s continued to build [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Communications PhD to Hollywood Writer, Director & Producer

2019-05-08T06:34:44+00:00

Dr. Annika Hylmö did not start her educational path in Communications specifically to do a PhD, but her desire to continue learning and satisfy her intellectual curiosity drove her to pursue her Ph.D. in Communications from Purdue University. Her expertise in storytelling and connecting with people informed her dissertation work, revolving around a very salient [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Chemistry PhD to Biotech Talent Consultant & Entrepreneur

2020-01-02T00:45:24+00:00

Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Biotechnology Practice at Korn Ferry Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D., is a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry, a global management consulting and executive recruiting firm.  She took on an admirable number of internships and explored many career opportunities in her PhD and postdoc, before tackling a pile of consulting job interviews and landing [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Zoology PhD to Senior Consultant

2018-08-06T05:23:42+00:00

Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D. Senior Consultant at Cardno Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant at Cardno.  She has over 15 years of professional experience as an ecologist, studying a diverse range of biological resource issues and managing many different projects in the United States and abroad for various industries. How did she take her [...]