#NSBE44: Ignite. Imagine. Innovate. • March 21-25, 2018 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Dreanna Perkins

Executive Assistant

Dreanna Perkins - Executive Assistant
Dreanna Perkins - Executive Assistant

Position: Executive Assistant
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University Major: Biomedical Engineering
University/Alma Mater: Virginia Commonwealth University
Industry: Customer Service

I joined NSBE during my sophomore year of college in 2011. I was a member for about six months before I became the Academic Excellence Chair for my chapter. I served as my chapter’s treasurer during my junior and senior year as well as serving as the Region II Fall Regional Conference Chair my senior year. During my fifth year of college, I served as the Region II Public Relations/Publications Chair and for the 2016 – 2017 term, I served as the Region II Professionals Public Relations Chair.

My close friends, most of whom I have met through NSBE, and my family motivate me. I see so much success on a daily basis that I cannot help but be motivated by what I see others, who look just like me, are doing. My family has always seen me as someone who can accomplish anything, and that alone pushes me to do just that. I am passionate about helping people, which is why I chose my major. I want to help people, but the “credit,” I guess, was something I never needed. I appreciate all of the behind the scenes work engineers with my degree do in the medical field.

In the future, I see myself working for a biotech company in California with my husband, child and a dog. I always imagined that I would have that kind of life as I got older, and my goal is to make all of that come true. I had the opportunity to intern in California in 2013, and ever since then, I have never looked back. I always knew that would be the place where I would be in the end.

I want to change the culture of Convention. I want it to be about truly engaging our membership within every aspect. From the moment, they first step into the host city, I want them to feel NSBE. It is important to me that the Annual Convention continue to be a premiere conference for minority STEM majors, and that starts with connection.

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