Title: Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services
Age you knew you wanted to be an engineer: 17
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: Study hard in school, especially in math and science.
Sand castles or snow forts? Snow forts every time.
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Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services
Title: Mechanical Engineer-Abbott Professional Development Program
Age you knew you wanted to be an engineer: High school
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: Dare to try. Try new experiences and see if you like them. If you do, you’ve found your joy, but even if you don't you are one step closer to finding out what you do want.
How did you know you wanted to be an engineer? When I was accepted into a four-year Abbott-sponsored engineering program at my high school called Project Lead The Way. Each year covered a different discipline and involved numerous group projects. Meet Rosie Carrion
Role: Currently enrolled in Abbott’s High School Engineering Internship Program
Age you knew you wanted to be an engineer: 15
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: I would tell any 11-year-old girl interested in STEM that they should pursue that goal and prove to others that they are smart enough. There are a lot of times it will be hard, and people will doubt you, not believe in you or trust you, but you are going to prove them wrong.
How did you know you wanted to be an engineer? I didn't know that engineering was a thing until seventh grade when we went on a field trip to a college, shadowed engineering students and did problem-solving exercises. It was then I realized that some things I love, like math and science, could be made into a career. Meet Jomi Babatunde-Omoya
Title: Emergency Physician and Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania
Age you knew you wanted to be a doctor: 14 or 15 years old
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: Make sure to value yourself and what you bring to the world. Keep your hope alive and continue to pursue your dreams no matter what.
How did you know you wanted to be a doctor? “Initially, I wanted to be an engineer, like my uncles. Once I reached class 5, we had our initial career development exam, where I was asked ‘what I want to be when I grow up.’ I wanted to write engineer but was unable to spell it correctly. Because I didn’t want to lose any marks on my exam for incorrect spelling, I instead wrote doctor.” Meet Dr. Upendo George.
Since 2001, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have worked closely with the Government of Tanzania to find sustainable solutions to critical healthcare challenges.
Abbott and Abbott Fund created the first emergency facilities and emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania.
Abbott's long-term partnership with the government of Tanzania has improved access to sustainable healthcare.
Title: Senior Scientist
Age you knew you wanted to be a scientist: 9
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: Keep asking lots of questions!
What's the coolest thing about your job? I get to find new things that no one has ever seen before.
What your favorite virus? Bacteriophage
The curious minds of today could lead to tomorrow's breakthroughs.
Mary Rodgers: Scientist, mother, colleague, wife, friend, driven by compassion and curiosity.
We are the Virus Hunters.
Title: Medical Director, Diagnostics
Age you knew you wanted to be a scientist: 16 for nutritional science and 28 for medical science
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: Work hard and believe in yourself. Keep going. Persistence is key. You can do it!
What's your favorite brain food? Green tea and Pad Thai with tofu
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Board certified neurologist, licensed physician, registered dietitian and medical director for our diagnostics business.
Title: R&D Director (ADC Witney)
Age you knew you wanted to be a scientist: I always enjoyed mathematics from a young age but didn’t really think about it as a grown up career until I was about 17. This was the age when I reduced the number of subjects that I studied and focused more on mathematics. It was the age when I first studied statistics as a separate discipline.
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: My advice would be 'Carry on doing what you're doing'. I wouldn’t change anything about growing up, or the choices I made about studying and careers.
Favorite classic science experience: My at home probability experiments! I also had an inspirational teacher at primary school who taught me lots about the natural world. I particularly remember dissecting an owl pellet and raising indian moon moths from caterpillar to chrysalis to moth.
Her STEM career was a statistical lock. Now she's making FreeStyle Libre better. Meet Claire Bhogal.
Title: Manufacturing Process Engineer (Nutrition)
Age you knew you wanted to be an engineer: My second STEM internship with Abbott I realized this is where I truly want to be. It confirmed Engineering was where my true passion was. During the internship I experienced the real pleasure in getting to the root cause of problems in order to solve them properly.
Advice you would give your 11-year-old self: Don't give up when it gets hard. Stay focused. The solution is always so much greater than the struggle it takes to get there.
Favorite classic science experience: In high school Chemistry we played around with chemicals and equations a lot - reactions, explosions, etc. - doesn't really get any more fun than that. Those experiences stick.
She's been around Abbott since high school. She's seen a lot. She's ready to see what's next. Meet Sarah von Kampen.
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