Career Conference in Chemistry

CCiC Registration FlyerCareer Conference in Chemistry

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Student Community Center, UC Davis



Program Agenda

8:30-9:00a - Guest Check-In and Morning Breakfast
9:00-9:20a - Keynote Speaker Opens Conference
9:30-10:30a - Alumni Panel Discussion and Q&A
10:40a-12:00p - Professional Panel Discussion and Q&A
1:00-3:00p - Career Tabling and Resource Fair


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marie Heffern, Professor in Chemistry


Companies/Organizations/Resources Scheduled to Appear

* Note: Represented companies/organizations/resources are subject to change. 

  • ABCO Laboratories
  • American Chemical Society, Sacramento
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • BioMarin
  • CA Department of Justice (CDOJ)
  • CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
  • Chemistry Club @ UC Davis
  • E&J Gallo Winery Research Laboratory
  • Emerald Cloud
  • Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (affiliate of the DTSC)
  • Genentech
  • Intertek 
  • Merck & Co.
  • Multerra Bio, Incorporated
  • Origins Materials
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Laboratory of Forensic Sevices
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory
  • Target Excellence
  • Terracon
  • UCD Health Professional Advising
  • UCD Internship and Career Center
  • UCD MAST/Calteach
  • UCD Masters Program in Forensic Science
  • UCD Risk and Safety Solutions
  • UCD Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Zymergen


Alumni Guest Panelists

  • Jessica Gee, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Teresa Huang, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Hilary Garcia, BS in Chemistry (Environmental), Class of 2018
  • Gabriela Mackey, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Jenny Shao, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2007


Career Professional Guest Panelists

  • Khevna Desai, Director of Laboratory Operations, Emerald Cloud Lab
  • John Esparza, Supervisory Chemist, US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Keith Herron, P.E./Founder, Target Excellence
  • Kellan Lamb, Senior Environmental Health and Safety Technician, University of the Pacific
  • Huy Nguyen, Scientist, Genentech


2018-19 Conference Planning Committee

  • Perry Gee, Committee Staff Adviser
  • Rachel de los Reyes, Committee Staff Adviser
  • Cindy Alvarenga, Committee Staff Adviser
  • Batool Albar
  • Harut Bareian
  • Michael Gex
  • Kexin Huang
  • Michelle Luo
  • Lauren McNamara
  • Daniel Oliveira
  • Mary Seibel
  • Samantha Teshima
  • Julia Weidner


Contact Us


The 2018-19 Conference Planning Committee would like to thank our sponsors and donors for their generous support of our event: UCD Department of Chemistry, ACS-Sacramento Chapter, UCD Dean Witter Funds, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Insomnia Cookies, Philz Coffee, and The Sacramento Kings.