Georgette Lang had the opportunity to travel to and live in various states across the country: Louisiana is where she was raised and received her undergraduate degree, and she traveled to Texas to receive her doctorate in chemistry. But even after her time spent in these states, she chose to move to Delaware. In 2018, Lang was approached by the chemical company Adesis with a job offer. The opportunity to work for a company dedicated to helping other businesses solve issues through chemical solutions was an offer Lang could not refuse, as she would be working in Delaware with some of the country’s best chemists. Her move to Delaware was largely prompted by this opportunity, but there were more factors at play influencing Lang’s choice to settle in the First State.
“My name is Georgette, and I’m a chemist at Adesis. I was born in Louisiana, and I did grad school at Texas A&M. I was there for about eight years.
I talked to a recruiter, and he said, “What do you think about moving to Delaware?” And I said, “Awesome, that’s great! Let’s try that out.” And so I’ve been here since April of 2018.
Living here is great. We really like to go to historic New Castle and, you know, throw the ball with our dog and take her for walks. One of the best things has been the seasons. We get to experience outside in all different weather. In the south, it’s very hot in the summer. You can have like 100 days of 100 degree weather. So in the winter, you can just suit up and go out and play. In the summer, you can go to the beach, you can go out by the river, you can do lots of stuff like that.
My fiance is a chemist as well. Luckily he was able to come work at Adesis. But, if not, there was plenty of other opportunities for him here or even in Philly. We have a few people who commute. But being a chemist there’s lots of opportunities here.
There’s always something really cool and interesting going on.”
Not only is Delaware home to some of the most highly regarded and successful businesses in the country, but it is a great place to build a home. Lang’s time at Adesis has been rewarding, but that is only the icing on the cake. She expresses immense love for the state, particularly the community that she is now a member of. Not only does she enjoy the changing of the seasons and the ability to visit beaches and parks, but she has a community of individuals who make her feel welcomed. Delaware has everything Lang could ask for in a home, and she looks forward to many more years living in this state.