Before Dr. Alveda Williams entertains a new opportunity, she asks: 1.) Is it fun? 2.) Is it impactful? 3.) Do I have anything to contribute? This has been key to her accepting roles throughout her career that have been challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. Her beyond the bench experiences include contributing to the efforts of a corporate acquisition, leading the United States PhD recruiting strategy, and even a role leading a team of HR professionals.