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Cynthia Pierre
Cynthia Pierre

Cynthia Pierre

Dow Chemical

Midland, MI USA

"When you do what you're supposed to do and you do it well, things happen. I honestly believe that."

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Cynthia's work combines: Engineering, Science, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Senior Research Engineer

I'm a researcher and on a day to day basis I look at materials for specific fluids applications

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Chemical Engineering

    Princeton University

  • Doctorate

    Materials Science

    Northwestern University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Grew up in South Florida with immigrant parents who didn't have the opportunity to go to college.

  • 2.

    Parents had to go clean restaurants and do hard labor to get by; taught her how to have a great work ethic.

  • 3.

    Was a nosy kid; says she loved figuring out why things worked the way they did.

  • 4.

    Had never even heard of the Ivy League, but applied to Princeton University at the behest of her counselor.

  • 5.

    Was homesick and cold in New Jersey, but kept herself busy, found more things she liked to do, felt more and more comfortable.

  • 6.

    Studied chemical engineering; one of her internships dealt with material science, she went on to get her doctorate in that field.

  • 7.

    Now works at Dow Chemical engineering fluids so they'll give cars better mileage on each gallon of gas, reduce emissions.

  • 8.

    Knows she's in the right field because her job feeds her curiosity, keeps her up at night, motivates her to go into work everyday.