Attendee Spotlights: Early Career Professional

See what the typical agenda of an early career professional looks like for AIHce 2016.


spotlight callie copelandCallie Copeland

School Attended: Murray State University; Undergraduate December 2014, Graduate December 2015

Company: Marathon Petroleum Company

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: First one!

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: I hope to gain relationships with professionals within my field and across different industries. I also hope to utilize the new thought leader track to learn about new sensor technologies and data management.

Why Do You Think AIHce Is the Best Conference for an Early Career Professional: I think it is especially important for young professionals to attend AIHce to further their commitment to continuous education, to build professional relationships, and remaining competitive with peers.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: I would like to have lunch with any and all female presenters to learn how the profession has changed since they were my age.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?: Mel Brooks

Favorite App: Crosswords

Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

Salty or Sweet: Sweet


spotlight vivek patelVivek Patel

School Attended:  University of Michigan, School of Public Health

Company: BP America

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: 2016 will be my 7th year

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: Knowledge, Networking, and Emerging Issues

Why Do You Think AIHce Is the Best Conference for an Early Career Professional: I believe it is the largest gathering of IH professionals in the world. The amount of resources and activities at AIHce is vast, from PDCs to interview prep, from pairing with a Mentor, to the AIHF Fun Run. Our profession is lucky to have an annual gathering that provides so much to its members. It’s a great way to get in where you fit in.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: John Meeker, to better understand available LEV systems in controlling welding fumes.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?: Stephen Colbert

Favorite App: Snapchat

Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Coffee or Tea: Chai

Salty or Sweet: McDonald’s McGriddle – got em both