Dr Amber Evans, senior manager for product development at US luxury hair & skin care brand Moroccanoil, has been voted 2023 chair-elect of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC).
Prior to Moroccanoil, Evans worked as a development scientist at BASF, where her contributions spanned hair, body and oral care; she also previously supported hair care initiatives at Procter & Gamble.
Evans earned a Ph.D. in cosmetic science from University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in chemistry from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
She has authored hair care research publications, contributed content to the NYSCC Blog series as part of her role on the science committee, as well as NaturallyCurly.com. Evans has also featured on multiple platforms that support aspiring scientists and early career professionals.
Evans will form part of NYSCC’s 2023 executive board, which also includes:
- Chair - Stacey House, senior vice president, R&D consumer beauty colour and skin at Coty LATAM
- Advisor - Giorgio Dell’Acqua, chief science officer at Nutrafol
- Treasurer - Alex Blakeman, senior director of technologies at Superior Materials
- Secretary - Luciana Coutinho, founder and chief product officer at Luluble
The new board will be officially inducted during the NYSCC Educational Awards ceremony on 7 December at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
Incoming chair Stacey House and the 2023 NYSCC executive board plan to expand and grow the programmes that will help the chapter’s youngest members succeed in the industry including expanding the Future Chemists Workshop at Suppliers’ Day, a robust mentorship/mentee database, as well as career and professional development programmes held at universities and colleges throughout the area.
“I’m excited to guide the future direction of the Chapter and am grateful for the strong foundation that my predecessor, Giorgio, built this past year,” said House.
“Together with this esteemed board, dedicated committee members, and countless volunteers, we will continue our legacy of focusing on top education in cosmetic science as well as expand into new areas of opportunity and growth including reimagining renewal and wellness,” she added.