I am the Instructional Classroom and Support Technician for I-CATCH (Innovations in Creating Access to Careers in Health). I will be leading study sessions for students, tutoring students one-on-one, assisting in the classroom, and helping to plan workshops for the students.
Tell us a little about your professional background.
I have an associates degree in Veterinary Technology, a certificate in Medical Transcription, and I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I worked for over 15 years in the veterinary field. For the past four years, I worked at Seattle Pacific University in their Health Clinic as a medical receptionist.
What was your most memorable job? Why?
My most memorable job was working as a veterinary technician. Sometimes, the patients were not thrilled to see you. I was often the “cat wrangler” at the clinic. This required donning leather gloves and “making the cat into a burrito” a.k.a. wrapping it up in a towel. This job required a lot of multitasking. One minute you were taking an x-ray, the next minute you were drawing a blood sample, or placing an IV catheter. I was never bored, and it was very rewarding.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I spend time in the mornings either planning study sessions for students or leading study sessions. By mid-day, I am helping in the classrooms. At the end of the day, I am entering attendance and completed workbook points into Canvas.
Describe yourself at 10 years old.
My childhood friends and I would hang out in a nearby church parking lot. Since there were no cars using it on the weekdays or Saturdays, we would ride our bikes around it, roller-skate there, or play lava monster tag.
What is your favorite meal/ snack in autumn? Favorite fall beverage?
My favorite thing to eat in Autumn is pumpkin pie. A close second would be my family’s homemade apple pie with crumble crust. My favorite Autumn beverage is apple cider, but I also love pumpkin spice lattes.
What is your favorite movie and book?
My favorite book is Jane Eyre. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice.
If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save?
I would save the hamster cages, so that our hamsters would not be homeless.
Favorite travel spot?
I love to go to Whidbey Island. We enjoy camping at Deception Pass, and my family also likes to visit Camp Casey.
What is your favorite hobby or pastime?
I love to go camping with my family. I also love to crochet and spend time reading.
What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? Are you participating in any reading challenges?
The last book I read was the Social Life of DNA.
What one food do you wish had zero calories? Dark Chocolate
Where is your hometown? Were you born and raised in the same place?
I grew up and was raised in Seattle.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself finished with my Bachelor’s degree and enjoying all of the hobbies that I have put on hold.
What do you like to do on your days off?
Spend time having fun with my two children.
Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?
My favorite quote is from Barbara Johnson: “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”