Michelle Roberts

Title: Technology Development Coordinator

Duties: Processing manuscripts, technology disclosures, and funding proposals from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) investigators as their liaison to corporate partners.

Goal: To route information to the appropriate corporate partner(s) in a timely and accurate manner. "While we do require some paperwork, the Office of Technology Development is here to protect TSRI scientists' long-term interests."

Favorite Part of the Job: "Interacting with different types of people."

Started at TSRI: 1996

First position: Part-time administrative assistant in the Office of Technology Development.

Promoted to Current Position: May 2001.

Education: B.A. in behavioral science, National University, May 2000. Currently taking classes towards a master's degree in human behavior.

Greatest Accomplishment: Completing her bachelor's degree, a process that took 10 years due to work and family obligations.

Greatest (and Favorite!) Responsibility: Parenting her nine-year-old daughter and three step-sons.

Extracurriculars: Volunteering with her daughter to visit the elderly who do not have other visitors. "It has given my daughter a greater appreciation for all that she has." Also, outdoor family activities such as water skiing, relaxing at the beach, and camping.


Michelle Roberts was promoted to technology development coordinator in May. (Photo by Tom Gatz.)