Who Is Your SRAI Leadership: Meet the Western Section Treasurer & Alaska Chapter President

By SRAI News posted 01-15-2020 17:14

  

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Who Is Your SRAI Leadership: Meet the Western Section Treasurer & Alaska Chapter President

In each monthly issue of the Catalyst, the “Who is your SRA Leadership?” column introduces you to the SRAI leadership, committee members and volunteers. This virtual platform serves as a good starting base for meeting the members of the SRAI community. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other and we at the Catalyst want to hear from you! Share your story! Contact us to be featured in a future column, or nominate a co-worker or colleague to share their story.

In this issue, we introduce you to the newest members of the executive committee of the Western Section: and Chapter Leadership Jennifer Redmond (Alaska Chapter President) & Stuart Tenney (Western Section Treasurer). 


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Jennifer Redmond, Alaska Chapter President

What is your title and organization?

Assistant Director of Pre-award, University of Alaska Anchorage

Why SRAI?

It came highly recommended and I really felt a connection with SRAI right away.

What does volunteering for SRAI mean to you?

It means building a career and capacity for success individually and helping build this important profession.

What is the thing that you do in your Secret Life as a Research Administrator?

If I were to base a secret life off of The Secret Life of Pets - I would say that I go on life-changing adventures fighting off compliance issues that save the plant, save lives, save communities all the while making the most unlikely of friendships along the way.

What makes you smile?

A good joke, good food, good people, and an on-time proposal.

How do you find life-work balance?

We all have to set our personal and professional boundaries in order to have a life. I do it by knowing my boundaries and adapting them as life and work changes.  

What's your life philosophy?

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki


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Stuart Tenney, Western Section Treasurer

What is your title and organization?
Program Operations Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Why SRAI? 

SRAI brings together a dedicated group of professionals from around the world to continue growing research management. SRAI personally brings the latest knowledge and advancement into my career as a Research Administrator.

What does volunteering for SRAI mean to you?

My mother, from an early age, taught me the meaning of selfless acts and bringing kindness to others. Volunteering promotes goodness to improve the community served.

What is the thing that you do in your Secret Life as a Research Administrator?

The thing I do is to predict what is coming and solve it is a clam, quick, and correct manner so that my Principal Investigators and direct reports never even saw it was coming.

What makes you smile?

My friends and family bring happiness into my life. Also, my playful Italian Greyhound Trigger.

How do you find life-work balance?

I find a life-work balance when I travel internationally; otherwise, I am a workaholic.

What's your life philosophy?

“Don't just learn, experience. Don't just read, absorb. Don't just change, transform. Don't just relate, advocate. Don't just promise, prove. Don't just criticize, encourage. Don't just think, ponder. Don't just take, give. Don't just see, feel. Don’t just dream, do. Don't just hear, listen. Don't just talk, act. Don't just tell, show. Don't just exist, live.” – Roy Bennett

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live” – Flora Whittermore

 


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