Nicola Henderson '20
Biology Major, Spanish Minor
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
Kappa Alpha Theta, Dance Production, InterVarsity
Favorite MP/Cooler Food:
Best Oxy Class:
Medicine and Disease in Western Society
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I studied biology at Oxy and was very lucky to be involved in student research. While I loved being in the lab, I decided that I didn't want to be on the bench forever. I went on to hold two marketing internships in biotech startups in the Boston area, where I discovered my love of the commercial end of the life sciences industry. I think this ultimately drew me to starting a sales role at the company where I work now, Thermo Fisher. I currently work in building and maintaining business with the Ohio State University, and act as a business liaison between our suppliers and customers. I want to be a part of the mentor network because there are so many options for STEM majors to find a career in the sciences without doing lab work, and being on the business end still allows you to directly make an impact on scientific research!
Network as much as you can while you are in college! Oxy alumni were a great resource when I was on the job hunt and were always available to answer my questions!