Apr 7 2009

Women in Science & Engineering End of the Year Celebration

April 7, 2009

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Description:

Please join in celebrating another year of hard work by WISE students. Dinner will be served.
Special guest:
Leticia Delgado-Herrera
Senior Director, Drug Development
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
UIC Alumna
MS Medicinal Chemistry-1988
Delgado-Herrera was featured in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, May 26,
2008: Breaking cultural boundaries - She chose science courses over
cooking, sewing
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As the only daughter, third of six children, Leticia Delgado-Herrera
spent her childhood in Mexico "enjoying doing anything my brothers did,
especially building things."
When they decided to become engineers, she wanted to become an engineer, too, but her parents vetoed her choice.
"Latin American culture is different," she said. "They said that wasn't
for a woman to do, that I needed to learn how to sew and cook. Even
though I hated cooking and sewing, I got diplomas in both subjects."
Still, Delgado-Herrera's parents paid for her college education: She majored in medicinal chemistry.
A special request to all alumni to come out and reconnect to WISE
Sponsored by the Women in Science & Engineering Program, Women in
Science & Engineering Chicago (WISE Chic) and the University of
Illinois Alumni Association



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018