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Elisabeth Freeman is President of the International Center for Professional Development (ICPD). In addition to providing leadership at ICPD and managing the organization’s programs, Freeman has played a key role in the business strategy of numerous projects and the career-related decisions of hundreds of students, military veterans and life science professionals.
Prior to ICPD, Freeman earned three consecutive internships in the lab of Dr. Timothy Osslund, a founding Scientist at Amgen, Inc. She soon thereafter joined Amgen’s Pharmaceutics Department and was also assigned to the company’s Analytical and Formulation Sciences Division. Freeman’s research at Amgen included the formulation and development of human protein therapeutics and crystallization for alternative formulations, resulting in multiple talks, posters and an invention disclosure. Following her time at Amgen, Freeman transitioned to a consulting career as Senior Advisor for Fellows Programs at the Biotechnology Institute. She has facilitated in-person workshops on a variety of topics and supervised the mentoring and professional development training of undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers for the Biotechnology Institute as well as the South African Society for Microbiology (SASM) in partnership with LifeLab.
On the entrepreneurial front, Freeman was instrumental in the design and creation of the ICPD Mentoring Portal. She is President of Pink Castle Pictures and produced the company’s first dramatic comedy series “Diamond Life”. Freeman has also devoted her time and resources to many philanthropic causes, which led her to co-found Legacy Direct, Inc., (www.legacydirect.org) a non-profit working to build greater self-reliance and improve healthcare access and education in African communities.
Freeman is a frequent speaker for training programs, meetings and conferences. She graduated with a B.A. from California State University Channel Islands and received a Masters Degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she has been a guest lecturer.
Scott May is Executive Director at the International Center for Professional Development (ICPD). Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Education Programs at the Biotechnology Institute.
He is Chairman of the Board of Legacy Direct, a member of the Board of Triangle Coalition, and member of the Presidential Advisory Board at the Ana G. Mendez University System.