Alumnae: Crystal Meadows
Program: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Where are you currently employed: Takeda
Title: Senior Process Validation Engineer
Tell us a little bit about how amazing your current position is and what you do. As a Sr. Process Validation Engineer, I have a daily task of contributing to the manufacturing process by leading the execution of validations necessary for the implementation of process changes including new product introductions and improvements of existing commercial processes. I have been a part of any new product that’s come to market and the changes to products already on the market!
I often remember my time in Campbell’s Pharmaceutical Sciences program when I’d write protocols and execute different tasks in the lab. Little did I know I would be using those same skills on a daily basis. There are many patients out there that need daily medications to survive, and this is something I consider when it comes to releasing a new drug product. This may be as simple as addressing all of the comments in a document to push it to approval or as tedious as providing a response to the FDA in a timely manner. I am blessed to do what I do and to have been a part of Campbell’s Pharm Sci program.
Why did you choose CPHS and what benefits do you believe you gained from attending Campbell? I chose CPHS because initially I wanted to become a pharmacist. As time progressed, pharmaceutical science was a better fit for me. I met a lot of contacts from networking in school and was a part of many opportunities on campus including the HPREP program and a few internship opportunities. The networking and opportunities changed the way I saw the industry before I was even in it which allowed me to go into the industry better prepared.
Please summarize your personal, business, and academic journey, please be sure to include info about underserved, practicum, awards won, promotions, national organization leadership positions, papers published, etc. My greatest accomplishment so far would be the start of my business Krush Careers. I started this business with my friend, Sherlonda. We met during one of my internships at Campbell! Krush helps college students transition from college to the corporate world, ensuring they are day one ready! This accomplishment is more than a job venture, I’m fulfilling a purpose.
Being an African American college grad with a degree from a prestigious university was great, but knowing how to navigate after graduation and obtain a job was a whole new venture for me. I have been in the industry for more than seven years now and am thankful for the mentorship and guidance I have had from my family and relationships I have made along the way. My way of giving back is to share the knowledge I wish I would of had prior to graduation so others can graduate with a job in their field and succeed with all the potential they possess.
At Campbell we believe in purposeful lives and meaningful service. What legacy are you leaving? The legacy I am leaving is simple: Share what you know! Too often we keep knowledge hidden, as a selfish act. The things we do not share have no value to others. That value could change someone’s life.
Reasons why prospective students should choose Campbell over other Graduate and Professional Schools. Campbell has such a family feel and that encourages you to network because you feel comfortable in your environment. The education is very personal that it almost feels like a one on one lesson. The staff and faculty are vested in making sure you succeed, and that is crucial.