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Nicola Henderson '20


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Boston, MA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Biology Major, Spanish Minor

Current Company:

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Current Position:

Account Manager

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Kappa Alpha Theta, Dance Production, InterVarsity

Secondary Schooling:


Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Stir fry

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!

Career Advice:

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!

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