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Watch and Listen: South Carolina’s Life Sciences Economy with Ashely Teasdel, Deputy Secretary of SCDOC

Recorded at SCbio’s 2024 annual conference, hosts Heather and Matthew welcome Ashely Teasdel, Deputy Secretary for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Ashely is a key player in South Carolina’s economic development and shares her insight on SC’s shifting and growing economy. We dive into how SC distinguishes itself to attract life sciences companies, how SCDOC leverages resources, partners, and the existing health care and research university infrastructure to attract more opportunities, and much more.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.