Kristine Chin Director, ConferencesAIChEKristine Chin graduated from The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York) in 1995 with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She started out in a traditional chemical engineering job in an R&D laboratory. One year later, she opted for a different career path as an editor for McGraw-Hill’s Chemical Engineering Magazine. There, she honed her skills as a writer and reporter. She wrote a monthly column focusing on information technology, which eventually led to the start-up of her own magazine, ePlant. After 2 years of running her own magazine, Kristine was recruited to become the Editor-in-Chief of AIChE’s flagship publication Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP). She was able to financially turnaround the publication, while adding a stronger emphasis on analytical news stories to give greater reader value. She eventually added the role of Publisher of CEP. After nearly 7 years of running CEP, Kristine decided to shift gears and become the Manager of Technical Programming for AIChE. In this position, she helped to launch two new regional conferences, as well as provide full support for the AIChE Spring Meeting. Kristine was promoted to Director of Conferences, her current position at AIChE. There, she is responsible for the overall programming and logistics of general chemical engineering meetings, including the prestigious AIChE Annual and Spring Meetings.