Alternative Careers

Candice Ulmer

Candice Z. Ulmer, Ph.D.

Dr. Candice Z. Ulmer, a native of South Carolina, graduated from the College of Charleston in 2012 with a B. S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. While at the College of Charleston, Candice investigated the pharmaceutical photodegradation of NSAIDs using ESI-LC-MS/MS under the direction of Dr. Wendy Cory. Dr. Ulmer graduated (May 2016) with a PhD …

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Olivia Geneus

Olivia Geneus

Olivia Geneus, from Boston, MA, is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry and an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow at State University of New York, Buffalo. Her doctoral research focuses on utilizing nanotechnology for biological applications. She is working on a nanomedicine theranostic agent that images and targets glioblastoma hypoxic tumors. She holds a dual …

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Dr. Fahima Idiris

Dr. Fahima Idiris

I am currently a Process Chemist working at a CRO in Hertfordshire, England. Prior to transitioning to industry, I completed Postdoctoral studies at UCL in Drug Discovery and Imperial College in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. I obtained my PhD in Chemistry from Queen Mary University of London where I developed my passion for Chemistry and teaching. …

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Desiré Whitmore

Desiré Whitmore

I am the Sr. Physics Educator at the Exploratorium in San Francisco– the museum of science, art, and human perception. My PhD is in Chemical and Material Physics, and I am known as the Laserchick! Before becoming an educator, I was an ultrafast spectroscopist designing and building femtosecond (10^-15 s) and attosecond (10^-18 s) laser …

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Dr. Jeanita Pritchett

Dr. Jeanita Pritchett is an Academic Program Manager and a Leadership Coach in the International and Academic Affairs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She began her career as a Research Chemist working on developing standard reference materials for clinical, food, and forensics related projects. Prior to assuming her current role, …

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Ashley Huderson

Ashley Huderson, PhD

Dr. Ashley Huderson is a graduate of Spelman College (B.S. Chemistry) and agraduate of Meharry Medical College (Ph.D Biomedical Reserch). She has also completed the Education Leadership and Program Evaluation certificate course at Georgetown University in 2018. Dr. Ashley Huderson currently serves as the Senior Manager of Engineering Education at the American Society of Mechanical …

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