When I had the role of a principal scientist of quality, I was responsible for method development and validation. I first heard about PDA when I had method validation questions, and while searching for answers, I was referred to PDA technical reports. I was impressed with the knowledge and guidance to the industry that is provided by PDA.
The best part is the wide range of topics submitted for publication which allows for continuous exposure to different aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Meanwhile, you get to be involved in shaping the PDA Letter.
PDA is a great organization that connects pharmaceutical industry professionals globally and provides technical expertise in several areas. I would advise new volunteers to get involved and participate as much as they can in PDA activities so they can take advantage of the benefits PDA has to offer.
Robotics and single-use systems have grown in recent years. Advanced aseptic technologies have evolved to address the need for less human interventions. Humans are the main source of contamination in cleanrooms; therefore, the less human interventions, the lower the risk of contamination.
Improving human life. My ultimate goal is to help patients receive a safe quality product while maintaining my appetite for finding solutions and improving processes.
Appreciation of art. When I find time, I enjoy model railroad building. I always liked trains, and when I lived in North Carolina, I attended a model railroad convention where I met a group of train enthusiasts who invited me to join their club. I was fascinated with the artistic details of the railroad layouts and I decided to start building mine. When building a railroad layout, you design the town, buildings, rails, electrical connections and even the landscaping.