I have a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Business and Science from Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)
Working with the cross-functional team members to complete deliverables so we can serve patients!
One of the books I've read recently is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. I enjoyed reading about the rise and fall of the biotech startup, Theranos. Also, as a former phlebotomist, it was particularly interesting to read how they claimed they were going to revolutionize blood testing and technology with a single drop of blood.
I've run 3 half marathons, and just completed the SF Marathon in July.
I joined the PDA SoCal Student Chapter at KGI during grad school and served as the President-Elect and President of the PDA SoCal Student Chapter from 2019-2021. Currently, I am on the Board of the PDA SoCal Chapter as a Communications Volunteer.
My mentorship project is to create and streamline an Official PDA Guidebook. I am working with PDA Global and the local/regional chapters, with the eventual goal of providing a guidebook that chapters can look to for a template/reference. The anticipated guidebook will be readily accessible on the appropriate PDA platform upon completion, and will draw upon established principles, best practices, and lessons learned from PDA Global and the local/regional chapters. (Note: this is not meant to replace chapters' practices, it is meant as a guide to help developing chapters and provide a framework to enhance chapters if needed.)
• I've enjoyed getting to work with my mentor, Jason Kerr, and meeting/learning from various PDA leaders across the different chapters and PDA Global as I work.