Go for what you want! _Simanye Sam

We sit with Simanye Sam a versatile PhD in Chemistry candidate. He takes us through his journey as a chemical analyst and then the transition to academia. He worked at Johnson and Johnson and then moved to Aspen after which he saw it fit to go on and pursue academia.

His PhD project is focusing on using clay and polymers to purify water and thereafter generate electricity from the purification process. Sam reminds us about the importance of networking in any form. DM the person you need help from and just tell them you are interested in the work they do and would like them to advise or mentor you! Talk to people in any situation - even at a funeral converse with people! The greatest lesson is that research before you embark on any leg of your life's journey and always go for what you want!