Career Possibilities Panel & Speed Networking: R&D Discovery

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In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

This panel is designed to help you think about your career path and the different options that are open to you. The panel will have an informational interview type feel with panelists sharing their career paths, a look at what their job entails, transferrable skills for those looking to make a change, tips for uncovering opportunities, advice for others, and how to make brave leaps. Panel discussion moderated by Kristine McKinney, Sr. Director at Moderna Genomics and WEST Advisory Board Member.

Panelists Include:

– Daniela Cipolletta, Director of Immunology, Seismic Therapeutic
– Dennis Dean, Principal Investigator, Seven Bridges
– Kate Henry, Scientist II in Genetics and Neurodevelopment Disorders, Biogen
– Kristin Horton, Sr. Director Translational, Rubius Therapeutics
– Lilly Vollmann, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck

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Date and Time: 
January 19, 2022
6:15-7:45 PM EST

5 mins: Welcome
60 mins: Panel discussion
10 mins: Small group speed networking
5 mins: Learnings
10 mins: Small group speed networking




Members, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Given our mission is to promote women’s development in STEM we would like to offer a free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs or who cannot afford the ticket price. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.



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