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Representing ATAP and Berkeley Lab at UCSB Chemistry’s Career Day

Asmita Patel, ATAP Deputy Division Director for Operations, was among the participants in Chemistry and Biochemistry Career Day at the University of California-Santa Barbara. The September 16 event featured career-oriented panel discussions, technical poster sessions, and networking opportunities with employers.

It was familiar ground for Patel. After earning her doctorate in molecular biology at UC-Riverside, she was a postdoctoral scholar at UCSB, and has maintained ties with the school through her subsequent career in biotech and then Berkeley Lab.

Three women in front of a scientific poster

L-R: Kelly Johnson, manager of Berkeley Lab’s Talent Outreach Program, and Vani Singhania, UCSB doctoral candidate in organic chemistry and co-president of ChemPD, a professional development organization for chemistry and biochemistry at UCSB

Woman talks to student at career fair

At the Berkeley Lab booth, Talent Outreach Manager Carolyn Johnson discusses career opportunities with a UCSB student

Three women scientists at career fair

L-R: Chemistry PhD candidate and ChemPD co-president Greta Koumarianou, Asmita Patel, and Vani Singhania

Zoom screen shot of panelists

Event was held virtually during COVID times