Cynthia Pierre

Cynthia Pierre

Senior Research Engineer


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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My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in South Florida with immigrant parents who didn't have the opportunity to go to college.
Parents had to go clean restaurants and do hard labor to get by; taught her how to have a great work ethic.
Was a nosy kid; says she loved figuring out why things worked the way they did.
Had never even heard of the Ivy League, but applied to Princeton University at the behest of her counselor.
Was homesick and cold in New Jersey, but kept herself busy, found more things she liked to do, felt more and more comfortable.
Studied chemical engineering; one of her internships dealt with material science, she went on to get her doctorate in that field.
Now works at Dow Chemical engineering fluids so they'll give cars better mileage on each gallon of gas, reduce emissions.
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.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Chemical Engineering
Princeton University
doctorate
Doctorate
Materials Science
Northwestern University
Career

Career

Senior Research Engineer

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

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Engineering
Science
Science
Problem Solving
Problem Solving