Barbara Bielska, NCC Faculty

With a PhD in Biochemistry, Barbara has enjoyed teaching and applying her knowledge in the field throughout her career. Barbara worked for a medical diagnostic company as well as a pharmaceutical company and then made a switch to academia. She taught at Muhlenberg College and Lehigh University before coming to Northampton Community College. "I'm at the stage in my life that I want to give back to young people," says Bielska.

She was given the chance to design the Biotechnology Program at NCC, and she jumped on the opportunity. She teaches Biotech on Monroe's Campus and loves the classroom because she's constantly learning from and challenged by her students.

"This is industry of the future," notes Bielska.