Title: Events Coordinator.
Duties: Duties include:
- Organizing four major events per yearthe TSRI-wide
picnic (scheduled for July 19 this year), the annual employee
recognition banquet, the annual director's meeting at the
zoo, and the Shared and Support Services Holiday Party.
- Scheduling the "floats," two administrative assistants
who work full-time for TSRI, filling in where needed at
- Scheduling TSRI employment representatives to attend
job fairs sponsored by universities and community venues.
- Coordinating the quarterly directors and managers meeting.
- Acting as the Human Resources contact for postdocs and
- Organizing orientations for new employees.
Favorite Part of Job: "Probably having met almost
everyone at the institute, at least by phone." She also thrives
on taking care of details.
Favorite Work Tool: Her notebook. "I record almost
every call I receive."
Started at TSRI: 1996.
Promoted to Current Position: January 2002.
Background: On-the-job training in bookkeeping and
accounting, work in the biotech industry.
Extracurriculars: Cooking. "I've gotten to the point
where I can read a recipe and know what it will taste like."
Crafts, including sewing, quilting, needlework, plastic canvas
and cross-stitching. Cruisesmost recently to Acapulco.
TSRI Activities: Organizing the campus weight-watchers
group, which has been going strong for three years. Participating
in the TSRI Craft Faire.
Pets: Two cats, Dusty (17 years old) and Mooky (one
year old). "The little one keeps the older one interested
Vivian Lodes was promoted to events coordinator early this
year. Photo by Kevin Fung.