July 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Happy Beginnings | Lang Starts Forensic Chemistry Career at NSL Analytical Services

Chelsea Lang '16 works at NSL Analytical Services in Cleveland, shown here in lab.

Chelsea Lang ’16 works at NSL Analytical Services in Cleveland.

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service.

By Chelsea Lang ’16
B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University

Ever since high school, I was sure I wanted to become a forensic scientist. Not many universities offer this specific major; therefore, I only visited and applied to Ohio University.

When I first arrived on OHIO’s campus, I was stunned. I had never seen a college campus like it before. I was in love before I even stepped foot out of my car.

Chelsea Lang , portrait

Chelsea Lang ’16

Of course, I decided that the Forensic Chemistry program at Ohio University was the right path for me. This particular program is challenging and intriguing. I became close with many of my professors throughout my time at OHIO that I am still in contact with today.

Forensic chemistry is such an interesting topic and the knowledgeable professors at Ohio University made it much more stimulating. While being involved in this major, I was also a chemistry teaching assistant as well as a member of Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity and Delta Zeta sorority.

I graduated from OHIO in 2016 (sadly… miss it so much), and not even a month later, I received a job at NSL Analytical Services in Cleveland, Ohio. NSL is a small quality assurance laboratory with multiple areas of work.

I spend most of my time in the organic lab (which is ironic because organic chemistry was my worst subject in school), and I really enjoy the work I do here. I have continued to learn after graduation and work my way up to my dream job. I will continue my career path in forensics after I receive an ample amount of experience from my first job.

Even though the forensic chemistry major is challenging, it is absolutely worth it and I am so glad I did not give up even when I wanted to the most!



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