I'm a broadly trained PhD scientist with strong communication skills. I started my career as a university professor teaching mostly chemistry and biochemistry, and assuming department chair at times. Then in 2008, a biotech startup recruited me to work on a potential medical breakthrough. This gave me opportunity to work with world authorities on cutting edge scientific research. Working together we solved challenging problems using a wide variety of techniques. My colleagues often commented on how much the "professor in me" came out in everything I did: from conference presentations to my attention to detail in writing to my mentoring of younger colleagues. I have always been an educator at heart. [more][less]
Over the last 5 years, I have also volunteered with a group providing humanitarian aid and literature throughout the world. In 2015, I was asked to lead research efforts related to the Syrian refugee crisis, which increasingly involved activities in Germany. In May 2018 I moved to Berlin and improved my German, and two months later I moved to the Milan area when I learned I qualified for Italian citizenship. I work on my Italian daily, and intend to learn as much Italian as possible as I wait for my application to be processed. If I get the right job offer, will stay after that.