1. When did you join the Segmed team and what were you doing prior to joining?
I joined Segmed at the beginning of April this year. Prior to joining, I worked in the Medical Device Integration sphere for about 6 years. I implemented systems that allowed physiologic data to flow seamlessly into patients’ medical records. Health Tech has always been the backbone of my education and career.
2. Can you give us insight into what your day to day looks like as a Technical Project Manager?
Emails, slack chats, meetings, lots and lots of emails and chats! As a Project Manager, I am like a conductor. While I don’t play an instrument, I direct those who do. I rely on my team members’ input and expertise to complete tasks that drive our Data Partner Integration projects to completion. In turn they rely on me to keep everything going smoothly and manage communication with our Data Partners.
3. What have been some of your favorite projects to work on?
I have really enjoyed participating in the development of the final piece of our data pipeline. After helping with testing, seeing the finished product has been very rewarding.
4. Where have you lived? What has been your favorite place and why?
My husband is in the NAVY so he has been stationed in quite a few places. We currently live in California, but it hasn’t been our favorite duty station and just doesn’t feel quite like home. I would say it’s a toss up to where most feels like home, Massachusetts or Virginia. We both grew up and went to school in Massachusetts so our families are there along with all our youthful memories, but we got engaged and bought our first home in Virginia so the few years there were very special as well.
5. Do you have any book recommendations?
My most recent reads were How to Stop Time by Matt Haig and The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. I enjoy reading books that are not super syfy, but have some elements of fantasy. To me, the best part of reading is getting lost in another reality.
6. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Last summer we adopted a rescue pup from Hawaii, Lucy (aka Potato). We’ll never know for sure what happened during the first ten months of her life, but whatever it was left her terrified of literally everything. It has been a long road, but we have worked really hard to build Lucy’s confidence and grow to be her best self. Working with her trainer and practicing techniques has definitely taken up most of my free time. But we are now getting to reap the rewards and enjoy taking her on fun hiking and beach trips. Absolutely worth it!