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Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D.

Cathy has a PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology and currently works as a publishing editor in Cambridge, England where she is involved in peer review of scientific literature as well as writing and public speaking.

Cathy is passionate about science communication including translating science to lay audiences and allowing access of scientific research to the public. She also cares about strengthening the voice of women in science and, as such, is a steering member in the Cambridge AWiSE, a regional network for women in science, engineering and technology in both industry and academia. In her spare time, Cathy shares her passion of science with kids as a volunteer at the Cambridge Science Centre.

Professional Background:

Cathy received an undergraduate degree in Medical Science and a Master’s in Biochemistry in Canada. From there, she travelled to Munich, Germany and completed her PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology. Her dissertation focused on the molecular mechanisms which lead to axon degeneration in Multiple Sclerosis. Cathy then decided to try her hand at a career outside the laboratory setting and, using her passion in science communication as a guide, became a publishing editor at a top scientific publishing house.

Special Skills:

Academia transitions
Time management
Networking
Job application and interview training
Scientific writing
Public speaking and communication

“I understand how paralyzing fear can be when trying to transition into a career that is off the beaten path. I am dedicated to helping others find what they are passionate about and not letting their own self-criticism stop them from getting the most out of their future.”

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