Khanh Nguyen

Title: Employment representative

Duties: Recruiting for The Scripps Research Institute's (TSRI) shared and support services, filling positions such as administrative assistant, safety technician, and housekeeper. Nguyen's job involves finding cost-effective ways to advertise, screening resumes, interviewing candidates, updating hiring managers on the search, and matching candidates to positions.

Favorite Part of Job: "I love interacting with different types of people. I enjoy helping candidates find that ideal position and making managers happy by finding a good person to work for them."

Started at TSRI: May 2000

Promoted to Current Position: July 2001

Background: B.S. with a major in management science and a minor in biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her college experience included an internship in TSRI's Human Resources Department, where she spent one spring break talking with managers and shadowing individuals in various positions. After graduating, she worked in human resources for a local software company.

Biggest Accomplishment. "Being where I am today. My family came to this country from Vietnam without anything. I started working at 15 to help support the family. I put myself through college working 25 to 30 hours a week. Now I have an awesome position!"

Extracurricular: Going to the beach and relaxing. Reading, most recently the Harry Potter series. "But, I haven't had a lot of free time lately with the new job..."




"I love interacting with different types of people," says Khanh Nguyen.