In light of the University’s year-long celebration of ‘150 Years of Women at Northwestern’, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute will host first of three ‘CLP Spills the Tea‘ events on January 15 at 4:00 p.m. on the Evanston campus. The program will include tea, cookies, and conversation with four prominent Chemistry of Life Processes Institute scientists at the top of their game.

The discussion will cover career highs and lows; navigating gender-based challenges; opening doors to create greater access; juggling work/family balance; and the people who inspired them to aim high and reach for their goals.


Teri Odom, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Department of Chemistry, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, McCormick School of Engineering

Heather Pinkett, Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Danielle Tullman-Ercek, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering


Sheila Judge, Senior Director for Research, Education and Administration, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

The program will be held in Cohen Commons, Northwestern University, Room L482, fourth floor north, in the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL.