Let’s start at square one. What is your role at the P² Collaborative?
I wear many hats at P². I work a lot in the public/population health realm, where I monitor and assist local health department and hospital implementation of their community health improvement plans, among other things. In the clinical side of the organization, I serve as the project director for the organization’s Safety Net Care Coordination Initiative, which helps local safety-net primary care practices provide better care at a lower cost for patients with diabetes. I also help manage the organization’s social media strategy and am beginning to construct the P²’ Collaborative’s emerging political advocacy infrastructure.
How long have you worked here?
I started at the P² Collaborative in December 2012, so it’s been almost two years.
What is your favorite thing about working at the P² Collaborative?
My favorite thing has been the opportunity to mentor student interns. I enjoy being able to introduce them to the world of the P² Collaborative’s work and public health in action. It’s rewarding to teach and pay forward the lessons I’ve learned in my relatively short time in the workplace that have got me to where I am today. I still keep in touch with them and try to get them involved in the professional world as much as possible.
I’m breaking the rules and adding a second favorite thing – it is a true joy to come to work alongside such a talented and hard-working team. I truly admire each and every person’s kindness and desire to help, without hesitation. They have taught me many valuable professional and life lessons!
What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
I keep pretty busy outside of work. I like to stay active and recently became obsessed with barre classes. I am also a runner and am considering running another half (or my first full!) marathon next year. I enjoy trying new restaurants, especially ones with a good beer selection. I also love to shop and travel to see friends fairly often.
Wild card: Do you have any pets?
I don’t have any pets myself but I spend a lot of time with Belle, my boyfriend’s Blue Doberman. She’s the sweetest 115-lb lap dog you’ll ever meet.