“Follow your heart. Do something that you’re passionate about.”

Wendy Young Reed

For Wendy Young Reed, life is too short for disliking a job. To find a career you enjoy, she says, the key is to network the old-fashioned way: without a computer.

Reed is a business development manager for Chemstations, Inc. She obtained a B.S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1997, and her professional experience includes positions in chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and technical sales. She has been active with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for many years, having served as founding cochair of AIChE’s Water Initiative, chair of AIChE’s Young Professionals Advisory Board, and a member of AIChE’s board of directors and chair of the membership committee.

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