My name is Danielle Bouchard and I graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman Montana with a BSc degree in Biotechnology and a minor in Biochemistry. After completing my degree, I relocated to San Francisco where I worked in Business Development role as a Field Sales Account Manager. This position provided me with invaluable exposure to a multitude of biotech and pharma companies in the Bay Area as well as helped me grow my scientific network. I later used this network to transition into an Analytical Chemistry position at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, where I developed assays to test our products during their production. Throughout my work experience in industry, I realized the importance of having an advanced scientific degree. As such, I am now pursuing my PhD in the lab of Dr. Michael Matunis within the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Specifically, I am evaluating the role of an enzyme in the development and progression of pancreatic cancer. I look forward to using the skills I acquire through my training at the bench and through HBN to transition back into a career in industry. Not wanting to lose touch with my industry experience and future goals, I joined the Hopkins Biotech Network and have been a part of the Alumni Relations team since Fall of 2017. In my current role as a co-Director of Alumni Relations, I aim to facilitate communication between HBN alumni and current members. In the past, we have organized and hosted career panels and networking events to provide opportunities for our current members to meet with our alumni in a professional yet relaxed setting. We hope to see you at future events!