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OSA / MRS Congressional Fellowship

Materials Research Society / Optical Society of America


Term: September 2004- August 2005
Karin Pavese

Karin Ezbiansky Pavese earned her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in year 2000. Upon completion of her degree, she took a position in the General Electric Company's 2 year Technical Leadership Program where she lead technical programs and in parallel completed management training. For the past 2 years Karin has been a product developer and six sigma Black Belt in the area of nano- particle filled coatings where her focus has most recently been in the optical media field. Karin is an author of 6 publications, 3 patents, 3 patent disclosures, 4 GE proprietary technical reports, and 9 conference presentations.

Karin's strong involvement in service began in high school as an active Key Club member. During her undergraduate years she actively sought out opportunities to influence education for underprivileged groups in Baltimore, MD. In her senior year, she was selected as one of twelve students to lead the community service activities on campus, specifically the adult literacy programs. Her passion continued throughout graduate school where she lead science workshops for programs such as "Expand Your Horizons", targeted to motivate and excite underprivileged students about science.

She continues to lead an active life in service as a GE Elfun, a group of GE volunteers, where she is currently a board member setting the direction for service programs in the area of Human Services. Karin looks forward to her role as the MRS/OSA Congressional Fellow as an opportunity to combine her technical competency with her deep passion for service to the community.