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Member Spotlight: Bernice Yeung

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April 29, 2024
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The Member Spotlight is an ongoing Q&A series focused on getting to know the CASSS community. Today’s spotlight shines on Bernice Yeung, Executive Director, Analytical Development at Elektrofi, Inc.

Bernice became a CASSS Associate Director in 2020 and was a Committee Member for CMC Strategy Forum North America. Bernice has attended, presented, and volunteered in CASSS meetings throughout the years, including CMC North America and WCBP

Q. What was your motivation to volunteer with CASSS?

The love for analytical science and the desire to see it applied in drug development. Also, the ample opportunities to network with industry peers.

Q. What do you do to relax? Do you have any hobbies?

Hiking, reading, cooking, and movies.

Q. What's your favorite type of food or special dish you cook? Why?

I like vegetarian and seafood. During COVID-19, I joined an online Italian cooking class and have enjoyed making pasta by hand – it's a calming exercise for me (with wine in hand!)

Q. What is your favorite movie, tv show, music, or book?

Movies – good quality horror ones and anything by Quentin Tarantino.
TV – My Brilliant Friend (goes with the Italian theme), House of Dragon.

Q. What famous person (dead or alive) would you choose to have dinner with? Why?

The Obamas – they have interesting life experience and world view.

Q. What’s your favorite travel experience?

Anything that allows me to see and experience new things. Most recent one is a trip through southern Utah and Arizona – unbelievable scenery.

Q. What would people be surprised to know about you?

I once hiked to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail from Cuzco. It was 21 miles long with highest elevation at 4200 m.

Q. How did you get inspired to go into science/biotech/pharma industry?

The desire to develop meaningful and high-quality therapeutics for patients through good science.

Q. If you did anything other than your current occupation, what would it be?

Given that I don't get to be in the lab anymore, probably a chef – a pastry chef to be specific!