How long have you worked in the life sciences industry and why did you choose this field?
I started in 2018 when I initially became interested in this industry because of its importance in developing novel therapeutics and advancing quality of life. In many regards, the life sciences community is a strong web of companies working together towards a common purpose. This is very closely aligned with one of my favorite work ethos, “collaboration, not competition.” There is so much the scientific community can learn when it collaborates and I want to contribute to that.
What excites you about working with AnaBios?
The diversity of scientific talents excites me the most. Our team is at the forefront of cutting-edge research focused in various areas, such as cardiac disease and safety, pain and more. When you work in an environment like this, you constantly develop new ideas and implement new solutions. This allows people with different skill sets to collaborate and work together to achieve better results.
What do you enjoy most about business development?
Business development allows me to find creative solutions to the situations and problems we are presented with. I’m very analytical and fortunate to have excellent communication skills, which are useful skill sets to have when constantly adapting to new situations in business development. As a result, I find it very rewarding to see the business grow and evolve because of my decisions and actions.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Supporting the ADME/tox scientific community at a larger scale. It excites me to know that I can still be a scientist in a business development role. I’m curious to learn more about what is happening in the field and find ways to contribute. In the immediate years, I’m eager to expand my knowledge by helping my clients succeed and focusing on educational opportunities to support my role.
What is your educational background?
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied Anthropology. I continued my graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where I studied biological sciences before moving back to the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.