I graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2020 with a BS in Production Management: Fashion and Related Studies, with a Minor in English and Mandarin Chinese.
I work at the Henrici Group, LLC as Marketing Associate for Brand Development. I have been there since August 2021.
Favorite part of my job is creating marketing campaigns for the Henrici Group to keep our colleagues, customers, and audience updated on HG's latest activities and initiatives. Outside of creating content on HG, I enjoy researching the latest regulatory news, industry trends, new technologies and innovations in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries. Through working closely with consultants, I enjoy learning more about them, their background, and expertise. Always a pleasure to speak with these industry Veterans!
I like to spend time with family and friends, snowboarding, Jiu Jitsu, and shopping for new clothes.
Favorite book either is Cant Hurt Me by David Goggins or Leading Brain by Friederike Fabritius and Hans W. Hagemann.
David's book taught me to keep pushing myself and to never give up, no matter what physical/mental challenges you are going through. Leading Brain taught made me aware of how my brain works and the ways it prefers to learn, in turn helping my focus.
Favorite movie is either The Dark Knight or Spirited Away.
Dark Knight is a masterpiece from the director Christopher Nolan. The actors are incredible, Christian Bale is the best batman and Heath Ledger as the joker is a role I will never forget. Spirited Away was where I found my love for animation as a child, and it stuck with me!
Favorite podcast is Lex Friedman. Lexis a humble research scientist at MIT who is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Through his weekly podcast episodes, Lex hosts very intelligent and interesting individuals from all different backgrounds. I appreciate his non-biased and respectful approach for all guests. I'm always learning something new through listening to his podcast!
I have a white belt in Jiu Jitsu.
Prior to being an ECP (Early Career Professional), I had the opportunity to assist Ruth Miller (PDA's former Director of Regulatory Affairs) with building a Data Governance Survey through the tool Qualtrics. This turned into meeting bi-weekly with a team of professionals to construct and build-out the survey. This is where I met my Mentor, Dr. Ulrich, and then became paired for the mentorship program and met in Washington D.C. for the PDA/ FDA Joint Regulatory Conference and Data Integrity Workshop.
My mentorship project is a two (2) part project.
Part One consisted of a Data Integrity one-pager, the intended purpose of the Data Integrity one-pager is to communicate necessary information regarding key Data Integrity (DI) subject matter. The front page features a 3-branch industry timeline including FDA, PDA and other regulatory bodies with a story. The back page features a ICH illustration and DI initiatives within the PDA spaces with ways to get involved. The one-pager is a physical double-sided laminated document with plans to go digital! Coming soon.
Part Two – a PDA Letter published article "report out" of key themes from the DI workshop. My mentor Ulrich and I have been working on this closely together, pulling key themes from presentations and questions from the audience at the conference.
One thing that I have liked about the PDA ECP Mentorship is that the program gave me the opportunity to increase my knowledge and influence as a mentee. Through the program I feel more comfortable in the industry and was able to increase my network and make meaningful connections. Ulrich and I have been meeting bi-weekly since the start of the program in May. Through these meetings I have learned a great deal about the pharmaceutical industry and Data Integrity in particular. Very grateful for the opportunity PDA gave me, thank you!
I have a Doctor of Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
I like to spend time with my family and paint/draw.
I flew from San Francisco to Lebanon by myself at age 9.
I had watched my mom for years be involved with PDA, all the opportunities she had, and all the connections she had made and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of once I had started my career.
My project is based on creating a survey for Early Career Professionals (ECPs) to gauge their backgrounds and what they are interested in with PDA. The survey information will then give insight to PDA on how to engage ECPs and give them guidance in their careers as well as make connections within the organization.
I've enjoyed being able to connect with a professional that has a different work background than I do. This has given me the opportunity to learn about other areas within PDA and other professions that are involved with PDA.
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.
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