I have worked in the chemical industry for over 14 years in
capacities including research and development, technical service,
marketing, and most recently sales. I have been employed for
three different companies in these different capacities working with a
variety of personalities along the way. It has made me more
resilient, an improved team player and provided me with excellent
networking experiences. However, it is very individually
rewarding and does not fulfill the
part of me that has always been a leader, coach and mentor.
I graduated with my
Bachelor of Science
Chemistry from the State University of New
York at Plattsburgh in 1997. I had originally been a secondary
education Chemistry major but was persuaded by my advisor to take
as many courses in my subject concentration as possible. With
that advice, I changed my major to Chemistry with the intentions of
staying in school to get my Masters in Teaching. That did not
happen and I've gotten comfortable and acclimated to the industry I
service and sell. However, I've gotten away from what I
loved to do in the first place.
Along the way I was continually involved in teaching and
mentoring. I coached little league baseball, 5th and 6th grade
basketball, and kindersoccer (see picture below). I was President
of my class,
President of the Key Club, and President of my college American
Chemical Society chapter. I was a mentor in high school, tutor in
college, and went out to local elementary schools to perform chemistry
experiments in classrooms.
My goal is to get back into what my true love is, to be a teach and
leader. I miss the ability to transfer knowledge to kids and see
the smile on their faces when they get it. There is no larger
reward than seeing children learn and make progress.
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