“Everybody relax, I’m a scientist”

Starting the New Year right with my favorite Woman “Crushin'” It ever, Alyssa!

Alys has had a pretty eventful couple of months. On December 14, 2018 she was officially presented her PhD from the University of Chicago’s program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. The first picture above is from her defense, “Investigating molecular mechanisms and dynamics of Ena/VASP and other actin binding proteins”. Celebrations were in order (2nd picture), but not before practicing safe science.

While finishing up the PhD, Alyssa was traveling back and forth from Chicago to Cleveland, interviewing for careers after graduation. After a lot of miles, many phone and in person interviews and follow-ups, I’m very happy to share that Alys has accepted a Data Scientist role at the wonderful company Smucker’s!

Tackling all of this while also navigating the logistics of moving back to Cleveland is just one example (of many) of how Alys is able to do anything she sets her mind to do. Her commitment to being the best version of herself is what I admire most about her, and I’m so excited to see her continue to “Crush” it on the regular.

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