Meaghan Sebeika


  • hometown

    Malden, MA

  • lives in

    Malden, MA

  • current position

    PhD Candidate, Organic Chemistry,
    Northeastern University

How did you first develop your interest in chemistry?

"When I was young, I had a teacher who had a PhD in chemistry. She taught my 7th grade class as well as my high school chemistry class. So meeting her and having classes with her gave me the idea from a young age that a PhD for a woman in science was obtainable."

Why did you decide to attend Suffolk?

"I was part of the Honors Program in the College of Arts & Sciences, so I was able to have a lot of unique opportunities. It was an up-and-coming program. And the fact that the chemistry department was so small was actually kind of an advantage to me. I got to do undergraduate research and really interact with the faculty in a way a lot students in science don’t."

What do you like the most about your current role?

" I’m getting a really good balance of research experience as well as teaching experience. Grad school is a unique opportunity to delve into different areas and see what your strong suit is. I hope to be a professor of chemistry someday, and I got a lot of good experience working with my undergrad professors at Suffolk."

What’s the right breakfast chemistry for you?

"Tea and usually a bagel."

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