Recording Available: Careers Your Advisor Never Told You About Webinar

On April 7, 2021, the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Student Affairs Committee hosted a lunch and learn called "Careers Your Advisor Never Told You About". A recording of this event is now available and may be shared widely.


Description: In the world we live in today, the challenges we face and the options we have are not the same as those of 20 years ago. We truly live in a world where your opportunities are limited only by your perception of what is possible and your willingness to take a chance. This is especially true when it comes to building your career. On April 7, 2021, BDRP hosted virtual a Lunch & Learn session that focused on opening our minds to the wide range of possibilities we have to shape our careers to match our lives and personal goals. The event featured four panelists who have developed careers that are “outside of the box”. They shared their personal paths to success, the challenges they faced to get there, and answered questions. This session is of interest to students and early career individuals, as well as anyone who is interested in career options regardless of your current career phase.

Moderator: Paul Bushdid, PhD, Chair, BDRP Student Affairs Committee


  • Kerry Benson, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian and Book Author
  • Jacqueline Robinson-Hamm, PhD, Science Policy Analyst, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  • Yvette R. Seger, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Public Affairs, and Director of Science Policy, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  • Angela Stoyanovitch, BA, LATG, Innovative Digital Drug Development Tour Guide and Founding Partner & Podcast Host, Legal Drugs Agency & Legal Drugs Podcast 


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