Dr Noelia Falcon, 'I Belong here' - Interview with Dr Devin J Swiner

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Hello folks! Welcome to a new episode of this podcast.

Today I have the honour to have Dr. Devin J. Swiner as a guest, Devin is a recent PhD graduate from Dr. Abraham Badu-Tawiah's lab at The Ohio State University. Since graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with her B.S. in Chemistry, her current research is focused on developing a new ionization source for mass spectrometry using cellulose materials for applications in clinical diagnostics. At OSU, she served as Chapter President of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and as Vice President for the Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus. In these capacities, she is able to mentor students as they grow and develop during their programs, an effort that awarded her The Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award in 2018. In her free time, she also co-runs a blog, #MacScientist, whose goal is to increase representation of black women in STEM fields, and more recently co-founded a #BlackInChem Twitter campaign, to amplify and celebrate Black chemists. Her advocacy work is documented on her professional website, Devinthechemist.com. This summer, she will start a Senior Scientist position at Merck in Rahway, NJ. WOWW!!!!