1. How did you come to do what you do? Was this a lifelong goal?
I started right out of school in the pharmaceutical industry doing system testing, then moved to the semi-conductor/wireless Chip Industry. Relocating from San Diego to Houston required me to reinvent myself professionally and actively seek opportunities to further develop my skillsets. That lead me to Business Analysis and applying my organizational and testing skills as a Project Manager.
2. What motivates you every day?
I enjoy learning new products and skills. The only constant is change and learning prepares me to embrace it and continue to grow both personally and professionally. My current role allows me to directly contribute to the success of my team and the greater organization.
3. What are your favorite types of projects to work on?
My favorite projects are those where the expectations and requirements are well defined, and everyone is pulling in the same direction. This allows for a clear sense of direction and purpose, efficient and effective collaboration and less time spent dealing with strife and conflict. Additionally, when everyone is aligned and working towards a common goal, it fosters a positive and productive work environment.
4. What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Having a “Can Do” attitude is essential, and never being afraid to roll up my sleeves and learn new skills. This allows me the flexibility to not be tied to a single industry. It also allows me to approach new challenges, opportunities and experiences that lead to personal and professional growth.
5. What do you enjoy most about working at EDI?
I enjoy learning new skills and solving problems. EDI is in the unique position of providing solutions in the Enterprise Asset Management across several industry verticals. The teams at EDI are passionate about success and enhancing our product offerings; continuously improving efficiency and exceeding our customer’s experience.
6. Outside of work, what do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with my Border Collies.