Tell me about your current role at Yale University?
I am currently the Clinical Receptionist at Yale Health department of OB/GYN. Beginning on August 13th, 2018 I will be the Surgical Coordinator in Pediatric Surgery.
What are your main responsibilities?
I schedule all appointments throughout the patient’s pregnancy and all routine annual exams and procedures.
What do you like most about your work?
I am a very empathetic person and love helping others in need. I treat patients the way I want to be treated. This job is not for everybody. However, I build relationships with our patients because I see this as a lifestyle.
How does your job affect your general lifestyle?
Right now, my job is my life. Working is who I am, and a smile and little compassion goes a long way. Every day I come to work and think what I can do to make that extra step. I just love to help people.
How did you begin your career?
I am a medical assistant, licensed pharmacy technician, CPR certified and licensed phlebotomist.
What steps would you recommend one take to prepare to enter this field?
What skills, abilities, and personal attributes are essential to success in your job/this field?
I work well under pressure. Daily emergencies are common at OB/GYN, so I have patience when tackling various challenges.
If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? If not, what would you change?
What does YLNG mean to you and how have you contributed as a member of the Steering Committee?
It means a lot for me to be involved in YLNG because I thought it would be an honor to be a part of something my grandparents would be proud of. I am proud of where I am from and what better way to show this. I love my heritage and enjoy attending meetings and helping at the events during the year. I am happy to have hosted Café Con Leche on July 18. It was held at Yale Health and there were over 40 people in attendance.