What is your role at OneBlood?
I am a Donor Services Manager in Northeast Florida. I oversee both Big Red Busses and OneBlood Donor Center locations.
Tell us about your career journey at OneBlood
I’m new to OneBlood. I started in May of 2020, transitioning from an Operations Director role in the plasma industry for close to a decade. I’m definitely still learning the ropes coming in as a new manager right in the midst of COVID-19, however, it has been very rewarding to have the opportunity to work with a team of talented leaders.
Who is your woman role model? How have they inspired/impacted you personally or professionally?
My woman role model is my mom. As a single working mother, she has always stressed the importance of furthering my education, being strong and independent, and the value of hard work.
What is your favorite quote or phrase?
“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage you or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.” – Michelle Obama
What advice would you give to young women entering your field?
Be flexible and embrace change. Seek out every learning opportunity. Be engaging and contribute. Lastly, don’t forget to smile and laugh. A great attitude and positive outlook go a long way.