I am ASCPT: Angelia Wang

Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

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I am ASCPT: Angelia Wang, MS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

What does being recognized as a Presidential Trainee mean to you?
It is very cool. The project covered in my poster was very complex and difficult, but we genuinely believed in its potential impact. It means a lot that other people recognize it.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
In early 2021, I was a fifth-year math graduate student applying to internships with no clinical pharmacology experience and no direct support through my university. I am proud of myself for putting myself out there, keeping at it through all the rejections, and taking that big leap of faith. I am also grateful to my mentors at Takeda, Ganesh and Aman, for taking a chance on me.

Who has inspired you in your career?
The biggest thanks I have goes to Professor Helen Moore, whose PhD is in differential geometry. She first showed me that there are options for a mathematician outside of academia.

When you aren't working how do you spend your free time?
I enjoy ballroom dancing, running, and painting.

What has been the greatest challenge in your career?
As any modeler knows, choosing when to write off a project as “good enough” rather than continue to fine-tune and obsess over tiny details. This also happens in my paintings.

How do you keep focused and motivated?
A lot of discipline and list-making. Most importantly, resting and being kind to myself on days when the focus just is not there helps me stay focused.

What was your childhood dream job?
To be the person who draws all the desserts on the Great British Bake Off – honestly, it's still a dream job.

Angelia has been a member of ASCPT since 2021.

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