Nalini Polavarapu is the chief of data science strategy of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical. Sadaf Kazi is a research scientist helping to improve the safety of health care systems. Ryan Hynd and Denise Okafor found themselves in academic careers close to the degree they earned at Georgia Tech. Colin Blenis and Jayda Nail used their Georgia Tech science education to enter medical professions.
All of them used their College of Sciences degrees to make a difference in their professions. For some, that path took a turn because of what they learned about science – and themselves – at Georgia Tech. Six College of Sciences alumni share their memories of life at Georgia Tech, the lessons they learned that they applied in their careers, and what they would tell current students about how to make the most of their time in the College of Sciences.