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Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry (Session I)

October 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents:


Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry   (Session I)


The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great graduate alumni panel who will talk about their experiences in industry. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice and experiences in graduate school. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be welcome to join our networking reception.

Lineup of Panelists

Panelist NamePositionCompanyDegree pursued at WSU 
Andressa SmithAssociate Director, Clinical Research Scientist The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & JohnsonPhD., Molecular Biology
Andrey ZaikinData ScientistBoeing Global ServicesPhD., Economics
Dilpreet RiarPlant PhysiologistCorteva Agriscience Ph.D., Crop Sciences
Grant PooleTechnical Product Commercial ManagerBayerPhD., Plant Pathology and Wheat Genetics


**Appetizers will be provided during the networking reception

Please register for this event by clicking the link below:

Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.


***Participants are highly encouraged to attend the Session II of this panel on November 7th at 12:00 pm. Click HERE for more info!



October 21, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm