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