How long have you been at Fermilab?
My first day was April 22, so I’ve been here about three and a half weeks—a short time, but I already feel at home.
What attracted you to the HR services manager position?
I grew up in Warrenville and enjoyed spending a lot of time at Fermilab as a kid—biking on the paths, visiting Wilson Hall and seeing the bison. I’ve always held Fermilab in the highest regard, so when the position opened up due to Borys Jurkiw’s retirement, I jumped at the opportunity. Also, I was working in a similar capacity at the College of DuPage, so the move made sense.
What is a typical day for you like?
I’m still learning the ropes, so right now I’ve been meeting with a lot of the staff within human resources but hope to get to meet many others outside of HR in the near future! Since I oversee the HR information system, visa services and compensation, I anticipate quite a few challenges in the months ahead. In addition to learning the culture and inner workings of the organization, I understand that summer is a very busy time in the visa services area, which also affects other aspects within the HR realm. Compensation is always a busy area with many upcoming projects, and we are also in the process of acquiring and implementing a new human capital management system.
What do you like best about working in human resources?
I am a people person—that’s why I love human resources. My door is always open, and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone at Fermilab.
What do you like to do for fun?
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters. And, after a 15-year hiatus, I recently started golfing again. Music is my true passion and I love getting out to hear live bands on the weekends and attending all of the summer festivals going on throughout the Chicago area.
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