Ingrid Zhang

Ingrid Zhang

Chemistry, 1994

Vice president and head of specialty care, Novartis China

I live in Shanghai, China, and have been vice president of Novartis for the last two years. My favorite aspect of this job is helping patients solve unmet needs with innovative medicine.

My Lycoming experience allowed me to pursue my passion for medicine through the pharmaceutical industry and motivated me to pursue advanced degrees in engineering and business.

A few of my favorite Lycoming memories include Dr. Franz’s "magic" show and having class with Dr. McDonald, with whom I learned problem solving and to identify a "mystery" compound based on HPLC and other spectrum graphs. I also had many "fun" electives, for example I took a detective novel class in the summer and have since developed a love for detective stories, which I read frequently in my free time.