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Career Panel: Women in Government

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 pm

Duke University Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) presents four incredible alumnae panelists to discuss science opportunities in government, the transition from academia to their positions, and any other questions you might have. We are excited to hear about these women’s experiences through this virtual panel and will also offer breakout discussion sections to allow you to ask more tailored questions about the fields you are interested in. Find full panelist bios online.

Adria Wilson, Ph.D., Sheena Scruggs, Ph.D., Keisha Findley, Ph.D., and Sandra Vergara, Ph.D.Panelists (pictured clockwise from upper left):

Adria Wilson, Ph.D.'14 (Chemistry), Manager, U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Breakthrough Energy

Sheena Scruggs, Ph.D.'16 (Biology), Health Scientist at NIEHS

Sandra Vergara, Ph.D.'10 (Genetics), Biologist at NIEHS/NIH

Keisha Findley, Ph.D.'10 (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology), Scientific Reviewer and Microbiologist at FDA  

This event is sponsored by Duke WiSE and is offered as part of the Careers Beyond Academia series co-sponsored by The Graduate School, Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact Katie Duncker, WiSE Co-President, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
  • Careers Beyond Academia