My professional life has been a real ride. I started my work experience at St Mary's Hospital and really loved this job. It was my passion for laboratory work that drew me to enjoy every single day there. After several years I returned to Marquette to earn my Master's in Business Administration. Following graduation, I opened a family grocery store in Puerto Rico. It was an incredible experience. My Clinical Laboratory Science training provided me with the toolset to be successful. Attention to detail and an open mind while troubleshooting became an every day asset.
I started working as a Professor in Human Resources and Organization Behavior at the University Program in our local NAVAL base. Then, I moved to New Jersey and worked as a Customer Service Specialist with Janssen Pharmaceutical. Once again my broad medical background and hospital experience came into play.
I then worked in Italy as a Human Resources Specialist on a major project with Cordis Pharmaceutical. Once again my Clinical Laboratory Science background was a key factor in my ability to blend the medical devices and human resources factors of the job.
I now work for DPC Corporation and once again my Clinical Laboratory Science education is the basis of my new job. I am becoming quite an expert troubleshooting our product and supporting our customer base. Technology has changed but the solid education I received in the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Marquette has prepared me for this and more.
So as Forrest Gump said! “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!” I'm just so grateful that Marquette University’s Clinical Laboratory Science program prepared me for this box of chocolates! Thanks so much!