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Future Chemist Workshop

The Future Chemist Workshop was created to give university students and young professionals insight on how to become a Cosmetic Chemist through a tutorial and practical workshop. This workshop will be led by a Cosmetic Industry Expert who is skilled in their area of formulation development. We are currently working with NYSCC’s University partners and SCC Chapter partners to invite students who are currently enrolled in science programs that are related to or are associated with future cosmetic chemist careers.

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2022 Speaker

Sharonda Newsome

With a passionate focus on research and development in the clean beauty space and a keen understanding of the market trends, Sharonda Newsome currently serves as Director of Scientific Affairs at Happy Farm Botanicals Laboratories.  During her five plus years with the Maryland-based custom formulation and manufacturing facility, Sharonda has mentored and collaborated with a team of talented chemists, while herself developing an array of innovative skin care, hair care, and personal care formulas that continue to launch as award-winning, top-selling products in major retailers.  Ms. Newsome’s background as an educator, and the strong communication skills built from her years teaching, have made her a preferred scientific partner for brands, product consultants, and suppliers alike. She thrives in creating prototypes for her established clients and pioneering sustainable and distinct ingredient combinations with compelling and effective user experiences.

Sharonda holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Howard University and is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Committee Members

John Carola, Sub Committee Chair

Alexandria Brielmaier, Equipment

Tania Viana, Raw Materials

Thomas Drweiga, Course assist/Lab turnover

Christian Merkovsky, Course assist/Lab turnover

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