Lisa founded Balbes Consultants (formerly Osiris Consultants) in 1992. Balbes Consultants provides scientific communication services, including technical writing, editing, and custom workshops for over 50 client companies. She was chair of the St Louis Section of the American Chemical Society in 2002, receiving an Outstanding Local Section Achievement Award and a Salute to Excellence Award for her work there. She is also very involved in career development for chemists, have been a volunteer career consultant for ACS for almost 20 years, and a presenter for the past 5 years. Dr. Balbes obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degree in chemistry and psychology from Washington University in St Louis.
She is the author of Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry, published by Oxford University Press.
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