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Welcome back to the alumni-led Congressional App Challenge Debugged Podcast! If you’re new to Debugged, here’s a bit about the podcast.
Launched last year by the Congressional App Challenge Alumni Advisory Board, the Debugged Podcast connects the country’s youth with tech by *debugging* the intricate world of Computer Science. By highlighting trends, simplifying complex concepts, and speaking with high profile guests, Debugged allows its listeners to delve into tech in an analytical yet relatable way. Debugged is a unique podcast experience that seeks to redefine STEM education, highlight diverse voices, and further the narrative around a myriad of Computer Science topics. Some past guests include Ruthe Farmer, Yannic Kilcher, and Trisha Prabhu.
In this episode of the Debugged Podcast, Medha Gupta chats with Dr. Marian L. McKee, the Vice President Biosafety at Eurofins Biopharma Product Testing labs. McKee goes in depth about her role, which is working to ensure the safety of pharmaceutical products by testing for viral contaminants. McKee shares her journey from her interest in zoology to a career in microbiology. The duo discuss the importance of understanding science, the integration of technology in science, and following your passion. Tune into McKee’s amazing journey as a leader in biosafety and inspiration to many!
Dr. Marian L. McKee is Vice President Biosafety at Eurofins Biopharma Product Testing labs. She leads a team that provides scientific, technical, and testing support to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical clients. A microbiologist by training and passion, she has over 30 years in the laboratory as a technician, student, manager, and senior leader. Dr. McKee started mentoring with the NIH Speakers Bureau, has served as Chair of the STEM for Her Board of Directors, Chair of the BioReliance Corporate Citizenship Committee, and as a Mentor with the Girls in Technology (GIT) Mentor-Protégé Program. Dr. McKee obtained a B.S. in Zoology from Duke University and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.