I was born/grew up in: Born in a little island called Maurituis and moved to Canada when I was young
I now live in: Toronto, ON
What I do at work
I am responsible for developing marketing tools and communication strategies that can help physicians to determine the best treatment options for their patients.
My career path is
I did not expect to be working in the pharmaceutical industry when I was in high school. I enjoyed science and went to university where I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science with a minor in French. While I was in university, I worked in research labs. There I improved my practical lab skills and learned necessary science research skills.
I applied for a job with Amgen in the area of safety and regulations. I worked there for a year before moving into a position where I was part of a team that monitored the side effects of Amgen’s medication to ensure that they remain safe and effective. In that role I worked with Health Canada to ensure that Amgen remained compliant as a drug manufacturer. Now I am working in marketing and communications where I can use my skills and knowledge to create resources that explain how our medications work. I’m still learning new things on the job and look forward to the next opportunity.
I am motivated by
Everything that I do at work is done from a patient-centric mindset. My work helps physicians decide the best treatment for their patients.
How I affect peoples’ lives
I help improve people's lives by making sure that the medications they use are both safe and effective.
Outside of work I
I enjoy yoga and swimming.
My advice to others
Always keep an open mind. Remember that you do not need to know who you want to be now. Explore your options and opportunities.