Title: Benefits Analyst
Duties: Administers workers' Compensation and Leave
of Absence programs for employees of The Scripps Research
Institute (TSRI), and participates in the administration of
all benefits in the Human Resources Department.
Goal: "I want people to feel free to call me with
any questions! The sooner you let me know you will be going
out on leave, the better. Give at least 30 days notice if
at all possible."
Background: B.A. in psychology from the University
of California at Santa Barbara. Seven years experience in
the human resources field, with an emphasis on benefits.
Began at TSRI: November 11, 2002.
First Impressions of TSRI: "Coming from a human resources
background, I was impressed by the hiring process and orientation
procedures here-they were very well organized. Everyone has
been very helpful and friendly and I have been busy since
Extracurriculars: Home improvementincluding
painting, repair, and gardeningwith her husband, Todd.
"I have been busy since day one," says
Karen Haggenmiller, who began work at TSRI as a benefits analyst
last month. Photo by Kevin Fung.