Role at Dova: I lead the regulatory affairs function at Dova, where every day I have the distinct privilege of working to bring treatment options to individuals affected by thrombocytopenia.
Brightest professional “light bulb” moment: Breaking down what seemed like an insurmountable task into manageable pieces to enable team achievement of the overall goal.
Greatest accomplishment outside of work: Raising my two amazing boys. While I’m not done with this yet (!), I can’t imagine anything will ever be more fulfilling.
Favorite quote: “Everything in moderation.” (I mainly apply this adage to rationalize dessert, e.g. it’s only a moderately sized piece of cake, so it’s fine, right?!)
Defining piece of art, media or pop culture: “The Sound of Music.” I have watched the movie and listened to the soundtrack countless times, and can probably recite almost every word (both spoken and sung). And I have been known to spontaneously break into a rendition of “Edelweiss” or “Do-Re-Mi” from time to time.
What you do when you’re not here: I enjoy hiking, backpacking, and being outdoors with my family – any reason to get out and experience nature, really. I also enjoy cooking, baking and entertaining.
Education: I have a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Hope College and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina. However, the Midwestern sensibilities in which my childhood was steeped — honesty, hard work, humility, family and faith — have shaped me in a more profound and lasting way than any formal education or professional experience.