Behind the microscope

Jillian Dewalt

MS in Biological Oceanography, University of Hawaii

Director, Product Science

To bring about A Better TomorrowTM, you must be a disruptor.

Role at Reynolds

I am the Director of Product Science within the Deploy function. My team partners across the business to provide analytical and microbiological support for product development, environmental and product safety, and research and development.

Have you always wanted to be a scientist?

Yes, I have younger twin brothers and I was always running experiments on them! All through growing up, I took steps to realize my dream. I attended science camps, volunteered at aquariums, and took every science class I could.

What does A Better TomorrowTM mean to you?

A Better TomorrowTM means challenging the norm and innovating on a grand scale. I think to bring about a better tomorrow, you must be a disruptor.

Favorite scientist?

Rosalind Franklin, she was instrumental in discovering the molecular structure of DNA, RNA, and viruses (including the tobacco mosaic virus).

Career timeline

2021 - Present
Director, Product Science
2019 – 2021
Senior Manager
2018 – 2019
Senior Scientist
2017 – 2018
Founder & CEO
2016 – 2017
Associate Staff Scientist
Indigo Agriculture
2010 – 2015
Associate Staff Scientist
Synthetic Genomics
2008 – 2010
Genetic Specialist
University of Hawaii

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