Career Conference in Chemistry

Career Conference in ChemistryRegistration

The Career Conference in Chemistry is a half-day outreach event scheduled to take place at UC Davis. The purpose of the event is two-fold. It is a vehicle where majors in Chemistry can learn from recruiters or representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gives invited companies or organizations the opportunity to meet our majors first-hand. We're grateful to have featured E&J Gallo Research Laboratory, MAST/Calteach, California State Department of Justice, Genentech, Origins Materials, the American Chemical Society, BioMarin, and Allure Labs during previous conferences. Holly Vickery, a graduate in Chemical Biology at UC Davis, noted that our conference had been very informative and insightful with her own career search. She explained, "I appreciated the advice each presenter shared about how to be a competitive applicant for an internship or job. And to learn more about their respective company was especially rewarding to hear."


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Our sincerest thanks to all who registered to attend our upcoming conference. We appreciate your interest and support. That said, we have reached capacity to attend our morning panel sessions. If you still wish to attend the conference, please feel free to register. Your name and information will be collected, and at the very least, you will be able to attend the afternoon's Career Tabling & Resource Fair (12:30-3:00p).

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Program Agenda

8:30-9:00a = Guest Check-In and Morning Breakfast

9:15-9:30a = Keynote Speaker's Opening Comments

9:30-10:30a = Alumni Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:30-10:40a = Break #1

10:50-12:00p = Career Professionals Panel Discussion and Q&A

12:00-12:30p = Break #2

12:30-3:00p = Career Tabling and Resource Fair


Keynote Speaker

Dr. William Casey, Distinguish Professor in Chemistry


Representing Companies and Resources

  • ACS Chemistry Club @ UC Davis
  • Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
  • CA Department of Justice (CDOJ)
  • CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
  • CA Department of Transportation
  • E&J Gallo Winery Research Laboratory
  • Emerald Cloud
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCSF
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intertek Caleb Brett
  • Merck & Co.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
  • Novogene
  • Origin Materials
  • Regional San Environmental Laboratory (Division of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant)
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory
  • Terracon Consultants Incorporated
  • UCD Health Professional Advising
  • UCD Internship and Career Center
  • UCD Calteach/MAST
  • UCD Masters Program in Forensic Science
  • UCD Undergraduate Research Center
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Drug Enforcement Agency


Representing Alumni Panelists

  • Catherine Chen, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Haley C. Fulton, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2019
  • Blanca Gomez, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2017
  • Marina Shatskikh, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Amy Stas, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2017
  • Emma Willard, BS in Chemical Engineering, Class of 2018


Representing Career Professional Panelists

  • Khevna Desai, Director of Laboratory Operations, Emerald Cloud 
  • John Esparza, Supervisory Chemist, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Hilary Garcia, Environmental Staff Scientist, Terracon Consultants Incorporated
  • Jeff Henderson, Recruiting Manager, CA Department of Justice
  • Huy Nguyen, Scientist, Genentech
  • Andros Rios, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center


2019-20 Conference Planning Committee

  • Perry Gee, Committee Staff Advisor
  • Cindy Alvarenga, Committee Staff Advisor
  • Danielle Asiain
  • Courtney Craig
  • Michael Gex
  • Michelle Luo
  • Olivia Matsumoto-Elliott
  • Lauren McNamara
  • Naomi Meng
  • Faith Rekte
  • Janki Sukhadia
  • Julia Weidner


2019-20 Conference Volunteers

  • Batool Albar
  • Aaron Buchanan
  • Bridget Cao
  • Kate Creveling
  • Georgina Henriquez
  • Riley Kibbee
  • Steven Mok
  • Kahargyan Nugraha
  • Edwin Rashidi
  • Mia Setka


Contact Us


The Conference Planning Committee would like to thank this year's sponsors and donors for their generous support of our event: UCD Department of Chemistry, Chevron Corporation, ACS-Sacramento Chapter, ACS Chemistry Club at UC Davis, Armadillo Music, Avid Reader, Barista Brew Cafe, Baskin-Robbins, Blaze Pizza, Lazi Cow, Noah's Bagels, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and The Paint Chip.