Why did you join Delta PM?
I was a laboratory manager at a genetic testing company when Delta approached me. I had many hats to wear as a lab manager, but project management and lab space planning were my absolute favorite parts of the job; when Delta offered the opportunity to take those facets and turn it into a full-time career, I had to take the leap. I couldn’t be happier with that decision.
Why did you choose to pursue consulting?
When I first graduated college, I became a Research Associate doing prenatal clinical testing. Though it was meaningful work, I knew within a year that I wasn’t going to be happy pursuing a career with that much repetition. I needed the curveballs, sliders, and change-ups that I was lucky enough to find in the field of project management. Being a consultant gives me the freedom and flexibility to pursue my own path, but with the support of a great operation like Delta behind me.
What does your role as a consultant at Delta entail?
I am currently a Project Manager for our client, Gilead Sciences, specializing in lab build-outs and redesigns. I normally manage about a dozen projects at a time, which vary from small lab modification projects to larger scale building renovations. We’re involved every step of the way, from interacting with the users regarding their requests, to funding, planning, and all the way through execution. It’s a sometimes-hectic, but always-fulfilling career.
How has your experience with Delta PM been fulfilling or different?
Moving from a small start-up to a consulting firm and being assigned to a large client was a bit of a culture shock. The company dynamics were all new, and my little network of colleagues and vendors grew exponentially overnight. I’m very thankful for the amazing opportunity Delta PM has given me to grow and learn from some of the brightest people around.