Richard Carlson, PhD
Dr. Carlson holds a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He brings three decades of experience in the field of analytical chemistry to his role as Senior Director of Research and Analytical Sciences for Young Living.
Dr. Carlson leads the team responsible for scientific research for Young Living, including the development of analytical test methods that determine the authenticity of essential oils. As part of Young Living’s Seed to Seal® program, Dr. Carlson’s team analyzes more than 1,000 essential oil samples annually.
Dr. Carlson’s commitment to hard work began at the age of 10, when he started helping at his family’s turkey farm. After discovering his love for chemistry, he obtained a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and PhD in the field. His studies focused on analytical chemistry, including sample preparation, chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Before joining Young Living, Dr. Carlson worked as a staff chemist at ThermoFisher Scientific.
In addition to having a passion for chemistry, Dr. Carlson enjoys travel, baseball, and music—especially listening to live performances. He also loves cooking for his family.
Of all the Young Living products Dr. Carlson interacts with daily, his personal favourite products to use are Peppermint and Sacred Sandalwood essential oils.
Dr. Alishia Alibhai
Dr. Alibhai has a passion for teaching and helping people achieve health, happiness and abundance. She completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2009 and taught Psychology at the local college. She then opened her own private practice where she presently offers soul coaching sessions and training, meditation gatherings, and energy healing sessions and certifications. Dr. Alibhai discovered Young Living products in 2011 and they have since been an integral part of both her personal life and her private practice. In her spare time, Dr. Alibhai enjoys dancing, travelling, and tending to her growing indoor plant collection.
Dr. George Atkinson
Dr. George Atkinson’s career in science spans many arenas including Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona; duties as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a small high technology company focused on laser-based sensors; President of The Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; as well as Assistant Secretary of State and first Science and Technology Adviser (STAS) to U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
Dr. Atkinson currently serves as founder and Director of the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP), a not for profit institute that brings global policy makers together with top scientists to identify and evaluate policies to meet fundamental science-based challenges in the 21st century.
Dr. Atkinson has written more than 160 publications in refereed scientific journals and books, edited more than 20 books, and has authored 26 U.S. and foreign patents. His numerous awards include the Senior Alexander von Humboldt Award (Germany), the Senior Fulbright Award (Germany), the Lady Davis Professorship (Israel), the Science and Research Council Award (Great Britain), the Distinguished Alumni Award (Indiana University), an Honorary Doctorate (Eckerd College), the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Award from the University of California, Irvine, a Visiting Annenberg Professorship at the Claremont Colleges (Harvey Mudd College) in California, and the MacArthur Alumni Award from Eckerd College. Internationally, he has been a visiting professor and distinguished lecturer in Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Thailand, Germany, Israel, Taiwan, Poland, Norway, China, Russia, and France. He currently serves on several corporate and governmental boards. In 1992, students selected him as the “outstanding teacher at the University of Arizona.”
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