Title: Junior research technician in the Ginsberg
Duties: Making proteins for the Protein Core Facility,
scientists in the lab, and the lab's research collaborators.
Keeping records and samples of each batch. Supporting the
scientists and the lab in general.
Started at TSRI: 1997, as a part-time dishwasher
for the lab as she was completing high school.
Education: Will graduate from San Diego State University
in 2002 as an international business major. Classes included
those on Western Europe, Spanish, and Biology 101. "The lab
portion was a joke compared to what I do here!"
Favorite Part of the Job: "The people. And the freedom
of science from the emphasis on getting the job done rather
than how many hours you spend doing it."
Career Goals: Pharmaceutical sales. "I'm going to
be doing an internship in the field that should help me decide
whether this is the right direction for me."
Extracurriculars: Tennis, yoga, and taking care of
her dog, Rusty, and cat, Audrey.