Posted in Staff Spotlight
July 30, 2021
Director of Finance and Administration, School of Medicine
- How long have you worked at GUMC?
10.5 (!) years
- What led you to your position here at GUMC?
It was sheer coincidence. I started off as a Hoya Temp after graduating college and in total anti-millennial fashion, I’ve put down my roots here.
- How does your role interface with the GUMC community?
My role primarily supports School of Medicine students and staff. I also founded GUMC’s Best Practices group, which is a collective of business administrators who work together to identify shared pain points and find solutions. Further, I serve on the Staff/AAP Council, which allows me to engage with a wider range of GUMC community members.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
Process improvement — as a business administrator, I enjoy finding ways of achieving efficiency and efficacy, both for myself and my colleagues.
- What is a skill you have that might surprise people?
Diplomacy – my role often puts me in situations that involve communicating sensitive information and facilitating conversations between different stakeholders.
- What did you learn about your professional self during the pandemic?
I was surprised at how adaptable I was. Usually I subscribe to the Lorelai Gilmore philosophy of “I can be flexible as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” When everything turned on a dime, and I didn’t have any control over it, it was surprisingly easy to adjust to a new reality.
- What do you like to do in your free time?
Reading, traveling, and exploring the many ways you can eat outside in a post-COVID world.
- What is your greatest achievement (personal or professional)?
Working full time and doing a master’s degree at GU full time. I may have lost a bit of sanity in the process of achieving this though!
- What is the best lesson you have learned from working at GUMC?
Building community is so important; making meaningful connections has immense professional and personal benefits.