Allowing serendipity in your career planning

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Tracy C. Williamson, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7406), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7406), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M. Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460
The speaker will describe her education path and career choices, both planned and serendipitous, from college to graduate school to a staff chemist then a manager in the Federal Government. She will discuss her current job responsibilities at her place of employment, the US EPA. She will also describe the career challenges and opportunities for woman scientists at the US EPA and across the Federal Government. This will include a discussion of technical assignments, intra- and inter-agency collaborative opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and international programs.