Name: Alexandria Cook (Please call me Alex!)
Where You’re From: Dallas, Texas
Year in School/Job Title: Senior at University of North Texas; Former healthcare worker and data management specialist / maintenance program analyst at a material handling company.
Time Zone: CST
Previous Experiences with R, Python, or Bioinformatics: Very little experience with R and Python, basic experience with bioinformatics but very interested in learning all I can!
Goals of joining STEM-Away: I would like to gain some hands-on experience in project management, and also learn more about bioinformatics. In addition, build a network of peers! Network building will be very important when you’re starting your career- if you don’t have linkedin, please start a profile!
One interesting fact about you: In addition to my interests in project management and healthcare / bioinformatics, I am also an artist. I’ve been featured in an arts magazine for a sculpture, and have been designing graphics for over a decade. I’m thinking about starting a small business this summer using my new cricut machine on etsy or something like that. (Perhaps less interesting but a heads up, I have two toddlers ages 3 and almost 2, so they might be showing up in meetings with me sometimes.)
Are you up for an informal chat soon to get to know each other? Reply Y or N: Y, absolutely!