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Beyond the Bench: STEMulating Career Conversations


May 30, 2018

Chemists are needed in the public health sector. When Dr. Angela Ragin-Wilson completed her Master's degree in chemistry, she landed a position as a bench scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.  It didn't take long, however, for her to realize that she needed more.  With the support and encouragement of a strong mentor, she enrolled in a PhD program.

The next steps on her path led her to begin a rewarding and unexpected career at the Centers for Disease Control.  After spending a few years in a traditional role for chemists, Angela once again moved beyond her comfort zone and accepted an assignment on the public health side.  The rest is history!  She now is the Chief of the Environmental Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences.