Professional Experience: Retired, Research Chemist at the FDA/CFSAN
Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame
Volunteer Activities: I have been a volunteer for CSW on many committees and have been involved with several Outreach Activities; such as National Chemistry Week, Chemists Celebrate Earth Week, and Chemathon for several years. My favorite volunteer activities are those that provide hands on activities for children/students and to see their excitement and enthusiasm as a result of the activities.
Why did you become a member of CSW? I joined ACS as a graduate student and when I moved to the DC area joined CSW. As a younger chemist at the FDA, I was encouraged to become active in CSW and was elected to the Board of Managers as a Manager. I consider it an honor and a privilege to represent the ACS and CSW to the public. The personal and professional interactions with other chemists are a major part of being a member of ACS. I really enjoyed the outreach activities and became very involved with National Chemistry Week and Chemist Celebrate Earth (Day) Week. The outreach programs allowed me to bring chemistry to a new generation and it is always a joy to see the excitement and enthusiasm that the students have for science.