Tina Nenoff

Tina Nenoff

Scientist


Scandia National Laboratory

Albuquerque, NM USA


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

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she was "ready to conquer the world."
She had a dual degree in chemistry and archaeology, and she was preparing to go to medical school.
She'd done research in a chemistry lab during her undergrad, and she realized that she was more interested in that than in going to med school.
Now she works for a national lab in the applied research area, where she can do hands-on work.
Her drive comes from looking at big problems and using her applied science knowledge to find solutions.
She's currently developing an inorganic sponge-like material that "cleans up" radioactive materials and was used after the Fukushima meltdown.
Highly recommends finding mentors; says that by talking to and watching the people around you, you'll figure out what works and what doesn't.
For her, success means truly loving what you're doing, and finding something that will continually engage and challenge you.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Chemistry, General
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate
Chemistry, General
University of California-Santa Barbara
Doctorate
Chemistry, General
University of California-Santa Barbara

Career

Scientist

We make inorganic sponges that clean up toxins in the environment.

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Science
Learning / Being Challenged