I'm Stephanie and I am both a medical laboratory scientist and a lawyer. I graduated with my MLS in 2014 and began working in a clinical toxicology lab at a hospital in Philadelphia after graduation. I worked in the lab for 2 and a half years before I started law school. I decided to go to law school after I had gained an interest and a passion for health policy and government affairs after being a member of the ASCLS government affairs committee (GAC) since I was a new professional member.
I currently work as a legislative attorney for a non-profit that focuses on drug policy. It was been very interesting to work in this area of health policy in light of what is going on in the world regarding the substance use and overdose epidemic. My experience in the toxicology lab and my background in drug testing has also provided me with insight that few others have.
I continue to stay involved in ASCLS because I consider myself an MLS first and I am passionate about advocating for our profession. I am still a member of the GAC and love participating in the Legislative symposium each year. I am the co-creator of the ASCLS mentorship program and I am a graduate of the ASCLS Leadership Academy.