Career Connections

Hear from scientific professionals who share how they became interested in science and describe their different paths to biotech.

Michael Cavacas

Amgen Rhode Island

Michael Cavacas spent his childhood playing baseball never giving much thought to science. In high school, though, he had an AP chemistry teacher who…

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Vijay Kale

Amgen San Francisco

When he was a child Vijay Kale said he had some interest in science, especially in biology, but didn't know he would be a scientist one day. "I…

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Krista Dong

Amgen Massachusetts

While organic chemistry is a college course feared by some, for Krista Dong, it was a revelation. “It wasn’t until my first semester of organic…

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Marco Cyrille

Amgen Thousand Oaks

Marco Cyrille has had many mentors in his life, but one especially stands out. When he was 19 years old attending Queens College CUNY, he met a…

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Shalini Nemani

Amgen Tampa

Shalini Nemani spent much of her youth struggling to fit in. A first-generation immigrant who moved from India to the United States at the end of…

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Natalia Wauldron

Amgen Thousand Oaks, CA

As a Hispanic woman in STEM, Natalia Wauldron has prioritized mentorship and outreach along her career path. Now 5 months into the Emerging Talent…

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Conor Fields

Amgen Ireland

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic as the demand for diagnostic testing rose, news was widespread about critical shortages of the reagents required for…

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Genesis Correa

Amgen Puerto Rico

Genesis Correa grew up in a small town in the southeastern part of Puerto Rico named Patillas. While she was interested in science from a young age,…

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