world countries as well as for U.S. corporations in the field of agribusiness. She was president of Experience, Inc., from 1969 to 1973 and remained a member of the Board of Directors until 1990, when the firm merged with another consulting company.
According to Sullivan, the most significant challenge she faced was whether or not to get married. If she had married, she would not have been able to pursue a biochemical career in the same way. Her greatest satisfaction came from discovering "something no one knew before--in my own case, the finding of the presence and identification of glutathione in wheat germ and its effect on flour properties." She strongly encourages women to pursue careers in science.
An avid musician, Sullivan has enjoyed playing the violin and outdoor sports such as swimming and tennis. Throughout her professional and personal life she has worked hard, shown a genuine concern for others, and displayed a great sense of humor, as evidenced by a love of practical jokes. As a trail blazer for women in the field of biochemistry, she has served as a source of inspiration for many.
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