What does it mean to be a medical aide?
I really do not like the title medical aide. My actual title that I have
earned through schooling is a Certified Medical Assistant. I have been
trained both in clinical and administrative areas.
What are your responsibilities?
I have many responsibilities here at the health center. Since I really
enjoy working with numbers, I have been given the role of handling all
of the accounting for all of the students who come into the health
center. I also help students who seek additional medical care outside of
the Wesleyan campus when needed. Many projects come my way every
week. Most say that I am the guru of everything depending on the
situation. So yes, I do deal with the students each and everyday.
What do you like most about your job?
It would first have to be my co-workers. They are really like my
family. Some of them know me better than I know myself. The second thing
would have to be the students. They are great, a lot of fun to deal with
on a daily basis. Some of the kids I get to know pretty well. I treat
them as if they were my own.
Do you have kids of your own?
I have two really nice kids. My daughter is Kayleigh, and she is 14, and
my son is Cody, and he is 13.
How would you describe yourself? Your strengths?
This one is a hard one to answer. I would have to say that I am very
much a perfectionist who is very smart with a really great sense of
When did you come to Wesleyan?
I was hired to work part time as a medical aide for 15 hours per week
back in September of 1998. Over time I have been given additional hours,
now I work 27 hours per week. I work every day, but the hours are
Do you work anywhere else?
I do have another job outside of Wesleyan. I am a property manager for
commercial real estate. I find this job to be therapeutic for me. It is
a different type of job and I have different types of people to deal
with. I do the work from home.
You sound very busy. Do you have time for any hobbies?
My kids right now are pretty much my full time hobby. When I am not
doing for my kids, there are a few things that I do like to do such as
read, draw, ceramics or just hang out and do nothing. But most of all, I
Where do travel? And when do you have time to travel?
Well, itís nice, because I get the summers off, so I like to spend a
month in Florida with the kids. We also try to go in April. My parents
have a place there, so when we can get there, we go. We donít like to
stay at home.