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Meet Lift UP Panelist, Namakula Edwards

Hear a Returner's Journey as Namakula Edwards, a Bioscience Professional shares her story at Untapped Potential's 7th Annual Event: Lift Each Other UP! Mantor Mingle and Panel Discussion.

The Panel includes women at various points of their career-life journey and delves deep into their challenges and successes.

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Ready to Return-to-work
Namakula, our "Returner"

Like many of us that "opted-out", Namakula has a lot of value to bring! She

  • gained years of experience in laboratory settings

  • has logged hours (no years!) volunteering in "Professional-type" roles to support our communities and schools

  • Post COVID, now is the time to get back-to-work!

Namakula Edwards

Bioscience Professional

Namakula is a bioscience professional with laboratory experience in food sciences, environmental resource analysis and pre-clinical trials. Her goal is to return-to-work applying her strong analytical skills to further science.

During her opt-out years, she has grown professionally, taking on roles within the PTO, becoming a Parent Senate Member & Co-chair, while leading curriculum subcommittees in support of Connecticut’s CREC Magnet Schools. She is most proud of her achievement, raising her daughter to be strong in STEM and advocating for other students in their pursuit of a STEM education.

She lives with her husband and their fifteen year-old daughter, a 10th grader at CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering. She is also mom to her adult daughter, who works in the corporate world in the Midwest. She decided to opt-out when she was suddenly faced with the unique challenges of balancing work, while raising her then teenage daughter and a newborn. Namakula has been her family’s primary caregiver and is excited to rejoin the workforce.

Namakula joins our panelists and will share her aspirations for work-life success!


Join Us!

Lift UP Mentor Mingle & Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 17th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The DISTRICT | New Haven

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