“You never really know what the secret sauce is going to be that brings passion to others in science.”

Denise Creech

In a small town in South Carolina, chemistry students at a high school were doing accomplished, innovative work—yet no one was paying attention. Denise Creech talks about one of her proudest moments: fighting to get them recognition.

Creech is currently the director of the Member and Scientific Advancement division at the American Chemical Society (ACS), which is responsible for delivering programs to meet the professional advancement needs of ACS members. Before joining the ACS in 1990 Creech taught high-school chemistry for 14 years. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in science education and was named a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow in 1988.

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