Who is this girl?

Hi! My name is Calla.  I’m a recent Penn State grad with a BS in chemical engineering and minors in biomedical engineering and English.  I believe in using my research and communication skills to solve problems in drug development.

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.