By: Tori Albanese

Q: How long have you been at Wesley?

A: I have been working here for about 12 years.

Q: What does your job entail?

A: My job is the administrative assistant to the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and The Environment as well as the Department of Mathematics and Data Science.

My job duties are:

  • Answer phone calls, relay messages
  • Type documents (i.e. quizzes, tests, letters of reference, etc.) for the various faculty
  • Provide assistance to students inquiring about the program and program requirements
  • Order and manage office and classroom supplies
  • Proctor quizzes and exams

Q: Where did you go to college? And what was your major?

A: I attended University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). My major was Political Science, concentration International Affairs.

Q: Why did you choose that?

A: I grew up in a region of the world that has constant political machinations (intrigues). Therefore, I was intrigued as to what historical, geographical and/or cultural impacts was/is a factor in relations between countries.

Q: What was your worst, and/or most interesting job as a student in college?

A: I spent one day as a telemarketer. Enough said! My most interesting job was as a part-time office assistant for public defenders.

Q: Where were you born and raised?

A: I was born in Vietnam. However, I was raised in Saudi Arabia.

Q: What are your favorite movies?

A: Anytime Jaws is on, I seem to watch it. I also love Clue.

Q: What is your favorite book, poem, or screenplay?

A: I don’t have a favorite book. I did enjoy a recent series by N.K. Jemisin.  It is her Broken Earth Series.  She won the Hugo Award for best novel three consecutive years for this series.

Q: Who is your favorite artist? Why?

A: John Singer Sargent. He is a portrait painter, which can be somewhat boring for an artist. Yet, I feel he was able to catch the mood of his subject as well as his use of incredible rich colors.

Q: What is your favorite type of music?

A: Indie Rock