Chair: Rahul Talekar, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Co-Chair: Linda Lauzier, Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals
Co-Chair: Marisa Sposato, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Board Liaison: Eni Adedokun El-Wadi, Takeda
The Student Development Committee creates a pathway for students to follow from their college or university to careers in the local life sciences industry. To do this, the committee establishes and nurtures ISPE Student Chapters at local colleges and universities and provides students with “real world” information regarding careers in the life sciences. Our 14 Student Chapters currently represent over 250 students, many of whom will pursue careers locally following graduation.
In order to accomplish its goals, the committee’s activities include:
The committee meets 3-4 times a year which includes an annual planning and strategy session in August to brainstorm activities for the upcoming academic year. In addition, committee members may travel to local campuses to meet with Student Chapter leaders and should be available to help lead one or more of the activities listed above.
If your passion is guiding our industry’s future leaders and helping students navigate their way into the “real world,” the Student Development Committee is the place for you. To get involved, contact the Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Online Volunteer Form.