Sterling Degree: Grassroots
Current Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Employment: Regulatory Affairs at Protein Sciences Corporation, a Sanofi Company
Can you tell us about your past and current work? For the past 15 years I have worked at Protein Sciences Corporation, a small vaccine company that is now part of Sanofi, a large pharmaceutical company. I have worked in several positions there from product development, quality control, and communications and now in regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Protein Sciences I was a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University and University of Connecticut Health Center and an Instructor at University of Connecticut Health Center.
How did Sterling influence your current career path? Although Sterling did not directly influence my current career path, my experience at Sterling greatly affected the way I view the world and our place in it. Sterling started my interest in biology and led me to College of the Atlantic and then to graduate school. Sterling helped give me the self confidence to take on difficult challenges.
What is your most memorable Bounder/Expedition memory? Hiking all day in the rain through the snow during winter expedition and feeling that I could have walked forever that day.
Any words of wisdom for the current Sterling generation? Keep an open mind and take advantage of opportunities that present themselves to you. Sterling will give you the tools, you just need to use them.