[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Science Mom, An Unconventional Balancing Act

By Jackie Kunzler

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

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Abstract

Do you ever feel "busy"? Do you ever feel like you need 100 hours in a day? Time management is a coveted skill and is important when pursuing high-pressure, dynamic careers like those in STEM areas often are. Jackie Kunzler has a lifetime of experience with juggling a myriad of professional, academic, and personal roles as she pursued all of her advanced degrees (M.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D.) while working fulltime and raising three children. She will share her incredible story of managing all areas of her life while staying motivated through the challenges she faced both technically and personally. The pursuit of an advanced degree can be daunting for a lot of women, especially with pressure to have a career, family, and maintain some level of work/life balance. Jackie Kunzler's story will inspire you to "do it all", and more… at the same time!

Bio

Dr. Jackie Kunzler is a Senior Research Director in the Medical Products Division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation. She has a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Illinois/Chicago College of Medicine and is a boarded Toxicologist (DABT) and Medical Technologist (ASCP). Dr. Kunzler has responsibility for Regulatory and Operational Toxicology, Clinical and Histological Pathology, Pharmacokinetics, Cell Biology, and Safety Pharmacology. Her organization focuses on the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices and biologics. Dr. Kunzler is on the Toxicology working committee for the PQRI Leachables and Extractables Guidance for Parenteral and Ophthalmic Drug Products Initiative and is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the American College of Toxicology. Dr. Jackie Kunzler lives in Downers Grove with her husband Matt and their three children, Joe, Christine and Kim plus dog Buster.

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  • Jackie Kunzler (2013), "[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Science Mom, An Unconventional Balancing Act," http://nanohub.org/resources/18603.

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Siebel Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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NanoBio Node, Obaid Sarvana

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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