Dr. Life Scientist
May I ask what happens when a trio of Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, and Indra Nooyi come together? For me, a combination of skills from the above-mentioned accomplished women is something that I want to embody for providing cost-effective ways for innovation in healthcare.
Undergrad School: University of Delhi
Undergrad Major: Pharmacy
Age: 31, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: PhD in Pharmacology and Neuroscience
School Name: Southern Illinois University
Extracurriculars: PreScouter Scholar where I have provided competitive intelligence to clients from wide ranging industries, Served as a volunteer at a free clinic for patient intake and drug reconciliation., Catchafire volunteer where I have provided literature review and online research service to non-profit clients.
Title: ORISE Technology Transfer Fellow
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Company: Top Firm In Selected Industry
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
One of my biggest accomplishments have been to have guided my undergraduate mentees and filled them with enthusiasm to pursue a career in life sciences. Another major win for me has been to overcome imposter syndrome and have the courage to chart out a non-conventional career path than most research scientists.
Post MBA Goal:
As my short-term goal post MBA, I see myself as a consultant in strategic planning who resolves issues surrounding discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic innovations in pharmaceuticals or biotech area. Another area of my interest is operations management and quality assurance with focus on pharmaceutical, biotech or hospital systems as potential employers. Both paths fit well with my long-term goals of working in regulatory or healthcare policy roles. I have chosen Mendoza College as it provides a very unique combination of learning business curriculum, leadership, analytics, and ethics all of which are very much needed to be a successful leader in today’s world.