Enjoy this brief interview with Dendreon Senior Quality Associate Shakena Day. Dendreon is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and a pioneer in the development of immunotherapy.

In her interview, Day discusses her affinity for time spent in the lab and the science that underlies her work. She also advises students interested in the life sciences to begin exploring job opportunities sooner rather than later.

“Researching job opportunities is one thing I should have done more early on. Start early. Identify what you like, what you don’t like and go from there. [This helps minimize] stumbling blocks in the way of your goals, especially if you choose to go to college. What can you do right now to get where you want to go?” Shakena asks.

Thank you to Shakena for participating in this interview, and thank you to Dendreon. We at Georgia Bio are proud of the work they do to make Georgia a leader in the biosciences industry.

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