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Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Perseverance Helps USD's Sacknoff Overcome Challenges

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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” — James 1: 2-4

Stefanie Sacknoff, reflecting her favorite biblical passage above, knows perseverance. She has lived 22 years because of it. A myriad of health issues since birth have tested her, but she has approached it all with a positive spirit.

The University of San Diego biochemistry major was honored as the recipient of the Overcoming Challenges Award from the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee at a luncheon during the 238th ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C.

“It was very nice to be recognized. It was a really big deal. There were 200 people there, and I had to speak,” Sacknoff said. “I met a lot of famous people in the industry, people who represented a lot of highly credible companies. They all made me feel like a celebrity. I sat at the front table with the (ACS) president, and I made some really great contacts.” (Full Story)

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