San Diegans: How I Got the Job

U-T San Diego -- In 2009, Alyssa Navapanich, then a junior chemistry major at the University of San Diego, needed a job after the ice cream shop she worked at closed.

That’s when a duo of chemistry professors helped her with her next step.

Those professors, Debbie Tahmassebi and Tammy Dwyer, have a reputation of teaming up to guide students as they make their way into the industry. They used their relationships with Pharmatek in Miramar to help Navapanich, now 22, land a paid internship with the pharmaceutical chemistry development company. (Full Story