Title: Administrative manager for the Department of Chemistry.
Duties: First and foremost, I support [Department of Chemistry Chair] K.C. Nicolaou with his administrative needs. Secondarily, I act as the central reference point for the department. I help find information that people in the department may need about grants, budgets, hiring, etc... I help trouble-shoot administrative problems.
Background: Born in Denmark and grew up speaking Danish as her first language.
Degree: B.A. in business administration.
Started at TSRI: 1989.
Started Working for Nicolaou: 1985.
What Keeps Her at TSRI: "Dr. Nicolaou is a good boss. We get along. Thats why I moved to San Diego. Thats why Ive stayed so long at TSRI."
What She Enjoys Most About Her Job: "I have the opportunity to meet many students and postdocs. They teach me about different cultures and we often become good friends."
Family: Husband, Michael, and three-year-old daughter, Kristina.
Greatest Accomplishment: "My daughter!"
Comments on Being a Mother: "Having my daughter turned life right-side-up. I enjoy seeing the world through her eyes. She has really changed my priorities."