Tina's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Southern Route

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Albuquerque, NM

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 2

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 2

TINA NENOFF

Scientist
Scandia National Laboratory

“Chisel away the things you don't like, but really jump on the things you do like.”

INTERESTS:

Science

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Fulfillment Instincts

TAGS:

archaeology, exposure, headstrong, medical school, Mexico, mistakes, organic, problem solving, radioactive, research, sponge

BIOGRAPHY:

At the age of 21 Tina was ready to get out there and "conquer the world" having just graduated at the University of Pennsylvania. But Tina wasn't always sure that she wanted to be a chemist. It was just a year before then that Tina had changed the direction of her career, deciding not to go to medical school. Now Tina does research on sponge-like material that can soak up radioactive cesium. When she talked about why she liked being a chemist she said, "It's very exciting for me to think of a way of solving a big problem."

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