Defining Women in STEM: Angela Dodd

Mar 13, 2023 11:50 AM ET
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For Angela Dodd, finding a career as a female senior scientist meant navigating the STEM world without many women mentors. “When I joined the International Paper Innovation Center out of grad school, there really weren’t many senior scientists who were female. I’m proud to be a senior female scientist and I hope younger scientists can look up to me.”

Located at International Paper’s Innovation Center in Federal Way, Wa., Angela has assisted IP’s GCF business with front-end innovation that creates innovative solutions for our customers’ problems. It’s something Dodd calls “customer-centric, outcome-based innovation.” She said, “We’ve taken on a big role of working directly with our customers to understand their needs and then create a solution that’s measurable, meaningful and delivers value to our customers and their end-use consumers.”

One example is optimizing the production of Supersoft® Odor Control pulp in order to allow IP to offer this product to a broader customer base. Read the full article to learn more about Angela and her work at the IP innovation center:

About International Paper
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