Hi! My name is Calla, and I believe in using my research and writing skills to solve problems in drug development. I’m a Penn State grad with a BS in chemical engineering and minors in biomedical engineering and English. Recently, I started working in bioanalytical process development at Amgen in Boston.
At Penn State, I worked as a cell bio TA and in a few research labs studying computational cell biomechanics and fluorometry thermodynamics. I became President of Penn State’s Biotech Club, and I organized a high school outreach program to teach biotech and bioethics. I was also an RA for 3 years and was accepted into the NRHH. I did a TEDx Talk and spoke at WE18 about why engineers are both scientists and artists. During the summers, I researched new biomaterials at Texas A&M, antibody immunogenicity at the University of Washington, and structured content management at Merck.
Aside from science, I also love the humanities. I blog, had some of my work published in academic and literary journals, and am currently working on my very first book of short stories. I also learn foreign languages in my free time, so I can one day explore our little marble planet.