Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)

Seminar and Reception with Cheryl Dartt

Embracing the Crooked Path
Cheryl Dartt, Director of Analytics, Facebook,
Speaker's Bio:
Dr. Cheryl Dartt's education began at the University of Calgary where she attained a Bachelor's degree in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Dartt completed her PhD at Caltech as the first student graduating from Professor Kostas Giapis's group, where she studied two-dimensional photonic crystals. After obtaining her PhD, she decided to pursue a career in industry starting first at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. After four years at McKinsey as an associate and then an engagement manager Dr. Dartt missed the joy of building and returned to technology. She first joined an Idealab start-up company called Overture, which was acquired by Yahoo!, where she worked for eight years as a Senior Director. She then joined Microsoft and worked for four years as the lead for a Product Management team. Currently, Dr. Dartt is the Director of Analytics for the Ads & Business Platform team at Facebook, where she manages a team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers who use modeling, experimentation, analysis, and data to build the best products to connect businesses and people.

Women in Chemistry are pleased to announce that Caltech alumna and Director of Analytics at Facebook, Dr. Cheryl Dartt, will be joining us for a coffee hour & seminar with Q&A followed by a reception with appetizers and drinks.

Title: Embracing the Crooked Path
Where: Noyes 153 for Seminar (Schlinger Courtyard for Reception)
When: Tuesday October 23rd at 4PM Seminar (5PM Reception)
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1967398186700673/


Women in Chemistry is devoted to acknowledging and elevating the experiences of women in STEM and specifically, the broad field of chemistry & technology. As a Director of Analytics at Facebook and PhD in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Cheryl Dartt can provide insights on career paths in industry and utilizing your PhD away from the bench. This event is open to all members of the Caltech community; we especially welcome chemists and chemical engineers of every flavor and perspective, and all supporters of women in STEM.

Dr. Dartt will be walking us through her career journey and her switch from fundamental science research to applied technology and management to demonstrate how a PhD in science can open up numerous career opportunities that are not limited to traditional jobs in industry or academia.