UAlberta Staff Panel Discussion


The UAlberta Women in Chemistry invites you to a Panel Discussion with our very own Department of Chemistry staff. Please join us on Tuesday, Jan 30 in E4-43 at 10 am for a frank discussion on different career pathways in chemistry. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.

Our panel discussion will be composed of:

Anna Jordan, B.Sc. “The American University in Cairo”, Cairo, Egypt
M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry) “Washington State University”, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.
Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry) “University of Alberta”, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Physical Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator at the University of Alberta till mid 2017
Volunteer Graduate Thesis Editor for Students whose Native Language is not English.

Michele Richards, received her B.A. in Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996, her M.Sc. in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Prof. Samuel H. Gellman, and, after a period in industry, her Ph.D. in 2012 with Prof. Todd L. Lowary at the University of Alberta. Michele is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Alberta Glycomics Centre working with Prof. Christopher W. Cairo and Prof. John S. Klassen; her research focuses on molecular dynamics simulations of glycolipids, glycoproteins, and glycosyl hydrolase enzymes.

Leah Veinot, grew up in Vancouver, B.C. where she graduated from UBC with her B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1994. In 1997, after completing a Masters degree in Atmospheric Chemistry, from York University, she started working as an application specialist for Brinkmann Instruments Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario (now part of Metrohm). About a year later she realized her dream of becoming an instructor when she received a teaching position at Seneca College in Toronto. When her family moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA shortly thereafter she again worked in industry, this time as an application scientist with Mettler-Toledo Bohdan. Over the past 15 years she has worked in academics and raised 3 children. She has worked as an instructor at UofA (lab), Grant MacEwan (lab), and NAIT (lab and lecture) and for the past 3 years she has worked in administration, as the ATUMS program coordinator.

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