History at the FDA (feat. Vanessa Burrows)

About this Episode of Alumni Aloud

Alumni Aloud Episode 13Vanessa Burrows is a historian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She is a graduate of the Graduate Center’s PhD Program in History.

In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Vanessa discusses her job search process, the skills she uses in her work, and the rewards of being a civil servant. Vanessa found her experience conducting research with federal records in the National Archives and the Library of Congress to be a critical qualification for her current position, and that work afforded skills and familiarity with records that she now calls on frequently in her daily work.

The opinions expressed in this interview are those of Vanessa Burrows and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This episode’s interview was conducted by Abbie Turner. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.


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This episode is in the process of being transcribed. Please check back soon for a complete transcript of the conversation.