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I support the CBU as a project manager for a number of projects across the FDA and NIH, in which we deliver organization development, teambuilding, training, change management, and leadership development and coaching services primarily. I also support a number of internal projects and initiatives as much as I can.
What do you think makes Suntiva a great place to work? Why do you enjoy working for Suntiva?
The people and our core values are what sets Suntiva apart from other companies. I am constantly learning about my colleagues’ backgrounds and continue to be impressed by the unique attributes they possess. I love that Suntiva is a place where I can always learn something new and be surrounded and supported by such elite professionals. Suntivans truly live out the company’s core values, and I am proud to be a part of this organization.
What drives or inspires you to work at Suntiva?
Suntiva supports its employees just as much as its employees support our clients. I am fortunate to work for a company that challenges me and helps me to grow both professionally and personally, all while surpassing my goals.
What do you enjoy most in working with Suntiva’s clients?
Suntiva’s clients are eager to engage our teams and our professional expertise in respective areas. I think this year especially it’s been rewarding to offer services to HHS agencies, since their work is so crucial in the response to COVID-19.
What influenced or drove you to become an expert in your field?
My background in supply chain led me to having an interest and passion for problem solving and process improvement work, which ultimately led to project management and business process strategy and optimization. I am passionate about helping people in the most efficient ways—for them and for their organizations. I am fortunate to work at a company like Suntiva that I can explore various channels of work that combine all of my skills.
Do you have any tips for engagement in a virtual environment?
Setting clear objectives upfront, and an agenda that ties to those objectives, but also allows time for conversation and thought.
Can you provide one tip for working in prolonged telework?
Making sure we’re really checking in with each other. It’s easy to go from meeting to meeting, especially in the virtual world, and not have a chance for the small talk of an office or the quick conversations before and after meetings. Making an effort to do this in virtual meetings makes such a difference.