Research Scientist | Monsanto Life Sciences
As a research scientist at Monsanto, I learned how empowerment of your team is the secret to improving your own performance. I discovered many role models who were able to successfully make the transition from scientist to manager. With support, these new managers were able to define and assign work projects, enable their reports and create strong relationships with their reports, bosses and peers.
Agronomy Professor | Oklahoma State University
As as agronomy professor and advisor, I worked with hundreds of young agricultural professionals as they made major professional and cultural transitions in their life. Set into the heart of southern midwestern agriculture, I learned how diverse and large the agricultural industry really was compared to my corn and soy world.
Biology Professor North Hennepin Community College
Through college teaching, I honed my facilitation skills and adult education practices. I am a quick learner and creative facilitator, engaging the audience by bringing relevance to the content and helping them to discover their own applications.
While science on the surface appears to be highly technical, science is a way of viewing the world, understanding it and in turn learning more. Its a perspective. We all benefit from being able to learn and use a different perspective to view our world.