Alice Simniceanu

Infection Control Specialist, World Health Organization

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Science is dependable, exciting, fun and you will never get bored or learn “enough.”

What do you do?

I help prevent infections globally, like COVID-19.

Why did you choose this field?

In my masters of public health, I took a course in infectious diseases and I loved it. Then I became an epidemiologist and studied infectious diseases in hospital acquired infections.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Getting my dream job at World Health Organization before 30!

Why do you love working in STEM?

It is never a dull day, especially in times of COVID-19 where my field is highlighted to the entire world!

Best advice for next generation?

Science is dependable, exciting, fun and you will never get bored or learn "enough" there will always be something new and fascinating to keep you interested.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

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