In our Employee Q&A features we ask our employees what they enjoy most about what they do, and give them an opportunity to share a bit about who they are outside of the workplace. Our teams are comprised of amazing people of all different backgrounds and strengths. What they have in common is their passion for clinical research, and for making your sites the most successful they can be.
Ashley joined our team last year and has made a significant and positive impact every day since! She is always willing to help, jumping in at the last minute to assist all of our teams, no matter what they are working on. Ashley has demonstrated a genuine willingness to learn and contribute, which has led to her success at BTC Network. Ashley always has a smile on her face, and often a book in hand. She makes our days better even with a simple, "Hello!" in passing. We are very lucky to have her!
BTC: What have you gained from working at BTC Network, ClinEdge, and GuideStar Research?
Ashley: In my time working here, more than ever, I have gained a greater understanding of what it means to be a team player and to jump into a project or task when support is needed. I work with many different departments and teams which gives me the ability to understand how each department works together and the synergy they bring to the companies as a whole, creating a well-oiled machine.
BTC: What attracted you to the clinical research industry?
Ashley: I had never done anything with clinical research in the past. What attracted me was to be a part of the behind the scenes process that allows clinical trials to run and produce potentially lifesaving data and medicine.
BTC: What is your favorite part of your job?
Ashley: I am in a unique position in that I essentially get to work with every single department in some aspect. I enjoy understanding how each department works and getting to work with so many different people on a variety of projects and tasks.
BTC: What are three words to describe your job?
Ashley: Fast-paced, evolving, rewarding.
BTC: What drew you to ClinEdge/BTC, and what has changed since?
Ashley: It has been almost a year since I moved from California. When I was job hunting prior to the move, it was very high on my list to work for a small, local company that was based in or near the place I would be living. BTC Network/ClinEdge fit that requirement and much more. I love the office environment and the people I get work with on a daily basis, and knowing that our support in the clinical research industry really is changing lives and impacting the industry!
BTC: If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
Ashley: It is so hard to choose just one, so I’ve narrowed it down to two! I would love to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence and some of the key events leading up to it, or Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream" speech.
BTC: If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be
Ashley: SweeTarts! Just kidding - that is not a meal! It would have to be a tie between mac & cheese and a Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich – hold the pickles.
BTC: If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
Ashley: Flint/matches (thank you, Survivor), a raft, and a book (probably Harry Potter).
BTC: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Ashley: An FBI agent or a detective, I have a knack for being nosy and solving mysteries.
BTC: If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Ashley: Hermione Granger!
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Post by Maggie Kilgallon -
Maggie is a Marketing Coordinator at ClinEdge, BTC Network, and GuideStar Research. She assists the internal marketing team with content creation, conference planning, webinar management, external partnerships, social media strategy, and other marketing efforts.