HPM Women in Construction Profile

HPM Women in Construction Profile

As Director of Lab Programming at Margulies Perruzzi, one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, Jane Kepros, LEED GA, is responsible for programming and planning laboratories, specialty suites, manufacturing facilities, and support spaces for a variety of scientific and industrial clients.

After graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Jane spent eight years working as a biomedical engineer, molecular and cell biologist, and project coordinator at Synta Pharmaceuticals. After studying architecture at the Boston Architectural College (BAC), Jane transitioned to a new career as a lab planner. For over twelve years she has worked for a variety of design firms leading lab programming and planning efforts for dozens of clients.

Jane’s advice to women starting in science today would be to be open to new opportunities.  There are a growing number of niche roles that are fulfilling unmet needs in the industry.  Positions that did not exist 10-15 years ago.  One should be creative with their career path and not be afraid to define their own role.  Examine your work and team efforts and look for how you can improve efficiency, communication, or processes.  Follow your passions and allow them to change.  Find a mentor and be your own champion.  Never let someone else’s dream overshadow your own dream for yourself.

In her spare time, Jane is involved with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Softball League (MSBL), ISPE Boston’s Women in Pharma, and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

This WIC profile was originally featured in High Profile Monthly.