Dr. Dev, The Person
Dr. Dev is an analytical chemist with expertise in mass spectrometry for small molecule detection and quantification for various applications. She currently works in the pharmaceutical industry where she is focused on preclinical drug product development for infectious diseases and is responsible for using a robust set of analytical methods to enable innovative and data-driven research.
Outside of her scientific expertise, Dr. Dev is a dedicated advocate for scientists of color throughout their academic and professional careers. She’s been an active member of NOBCChE since her time as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh and has served as Chapter President during her tenure at The Ohio State University. Her commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented students in the STEM was recognized by The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences when she was awarded the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award in 2018. Some notable events she implemented at OSU include a two-part coaching and mock interview event with professionals from various industrial companies. The impact that NOBCChE has made on her career inspired Dr. Swiner to seek opportunities to bridge the connection between the organization and her current company. She has been working across various departments to design, drive, and implement strategies to increase the recruitment of Black scientists to the pharmaceutical industry, both nationally and within the Northeast region.
University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Chemistry, 2016
The Ohio State University, PhD in Analytical Chemistry, 2021
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Mass Spectrometry + Small Molecule Analysis + Public Speaking + Science Communication
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Next Generation Innovator of the Year, 2020
Susan M. Hartmann Mentorship and Leadership Award, 2018
Encouraging Women into the Chemical Sciences Award, 2018
Dr. Dev, The Science Communicator
Click on the headings below to read some of Devin's interviews about her STEM advocacy and see sample science communication pieces.