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Gabriela Cantarero

“For me, the greatest self-discovery was it’s OK to pivot in your career. It’s OK to try different things. And eventually, it’s a combination of trying things and seeing how much you like them and then also trying things and realizing how much you don’t like it.”

School of Medicine

Neuroscience, PhD 2013

Lead Scientific Reviewer at U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Gabriela‘s Podcast Episode

In this episode, we discuss what led Gabriela to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience and how she navigated finding PIs who aligned with her interests and values, her diverse experiences working as a military scientist, an assistant professor, and currently as a lead scientific reviewer at the FDA, and her advice for trying out different things and trusting your gut when it comes to finding a job that suits your unique personality and approach to life.

Learn More About Gabriela‘s Story

When I’m not being a nerdy scientist you can find me rolling out on a sand volleyball court.

I love to adventure. So far it hasn’t killed me.