Q: What does it mean to be a medical aide?
A: I really do not like the title medical aide. My actual title that I have earned through schooling is a Certified Medical Assistant. I have been trained both in clinical and administrative areas.
Q: What are your responsibilities?
A: I have many responsibilities here at the health center. Since I really enjoy working with numbers, I have been given the role of handling all of the accounting for all of the students who come into the health center. I also help students who seek additional medical care outside of the Wesleyan campus when needed. Many projects come my way every week. Most say that I am the guru of everything depending on the situation. So yes, I do deal with the students each and everyday.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It would first have to be my co-workers. They are really like my family. Some of them know me better than I know myself. The second thing would have to be the students. They are great, a lot of fun to deal with on a daily basis. Some of the kids I get to know pretty well. I treat them as if they were my own.
Q: Do you have kids of your own?
A: I have two really nice kids. My daughter is Kayleigh, and she is 14, and my son is Cody, and he is 13.
Q: How would you describe yourself? Your strengths?
A: This one is a hard one to answer. I would have to say that I am very much a perfectionist who is very smart with a really great sense of humor.
Q: When did you come to Wesleyan?
A: I was hired to work part time as a medical aide for 15 hours per week back in September of 1998. Over time I have been given additional hours, now I work 27 hours per week. I work every day, but the hours are scattered.
Q: Do you work anywhere else?
A: I do have another job outside of Wesleyan. I am a property manager for commercial real estate. I find this job to be therapeutic for me. It is a different type of job and I have different types of people to deal with. I do the work from home.
Q: You sound very busy. Do you have time for any hobbies?
A: My kids right now are pretty much my full time hobby. When I am not doing for my kids, there are a few things that I do like to do such as read, draw, ceramics or just hang out and do nothing. But most of all, I enjoy traveling.
Q: Where do travel? And when do you have time to travel?
A: Well, its nice, because I get the summers off, so I like to spend a month in Florida with the kids. We also try to go in April. My parents have a place there, so when we can get there, we go. We dont like to stay at home.