What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby jyn » Wed Sep 22, 2004 02:06 pm

I am a hairdesigner.
Former salon owner sold business to have a peanut.
Former Educater in my business see above.
I love to help any way I can esp something that I am passionate about like this subject. I would love for every newly pregnant women given from her Dr a list of syptoms and information. I was shocked to learn it was the number one killer and I hadn't eveb heard of it til it affected me at 34 weeks pregnant with first. Then the seriousness wasn't conveyed.


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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby cara » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:53 am

This is kind of late in the game but I am a new member...I have a BA in Geography and Disaster Science Management. I work as a Homeland Security Consultant. Unless the preemies of the world form some sort of militia, I bet you're wondering what I can offer. Well I have managed Grants with the Dept of Homeland Security for the State of LA and I have many many contacts that can get pretty high up. Although I can't promise anything, I think that in Baton Rouge, a chapter would not only be welcomed but needed. We have a pretty well-known Woman's Hospital (they are featured on the Discovery Channel's "Birth Day Live" each year) There is a team of fantastic Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists here also. So if the org is looking to expand down here, I think the market is wide open! Let me know what I can do to help!

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby carolh » Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:10 am

Hi Cara -

We are always looking to include women in our efforts across the country and would love to have you on board to help us. We don't currently have a 'chapter' / branch in LA and would love to tell you more about our national 'Get The Word Out' campaign and what our plans are for 'chapters' going forward.

Email me directly and we can set up a day/time to speak on the phone.

Welcome to the Foundation!

Carol

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby youtan » Fri Oct 01, 2004 01:56 pm

passion, talent, job...

Not sure how this would fit in, but I recently (its been two years, already?) completed my doctorate in chemistry, which was in progress when I was hit with PE and HELLP. I'm currently a director of a scientific instrumentation laboratory at a Big 12 university, a psuedo-faculty position. I have a strong background in computers, training people one-on-one, and classroom teaching, of course. I'm located in the center of the country, and haven't seen evidence of a 'chapter' in this area. As far as organizing people (rather than molecules) my real-life skills are limited to college organization leadership and membership. I'm currently pres. of our local American Chemical Society chapter.

I'd love to help out in any capacity - online or in my community. After reading over and over the missed diagnoses - we've got to be heard. National TV, newspapers, magezines, books, medical journals... anywhere to get the attention of hordes of doctors and nurses.

Tanya





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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby annegarrett » Fri Oct 01, 2004 04:27 pm

Tanya--where are you located?

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby youtan » Mon Oct 04, 2004 09:55 am

Hi Anne,
I'm in Kansas. Is there a chapter here?
Tanya

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby carolh » Mon Oct 04, 2004 05:53 pm

Hi Tanya -

We don't currently have a 'chapter' or group organized in Kansas. I'd love to talk with you about the role of 'Coordinator' and see if you'd be interested in taking that on in your area.

Email me directly and I'll give you all the details.

Looking forward to talking with you,
Carol

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby lisamk » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:18 am

I have a background in the printing industry, doing design work and making print-ready documents.

It's been a while, since I also work as a Building Automation Controls estimator. That's my main career - estimating, but I'm not too rusty at the printing if you need any help. [:)]

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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby jenndola » Sun Oct 31, 2004 09:40 am

Just found this thread (yes, I WAS mama's slow child) and thought I'd pitch in with my little career. I'm a pharmacy technician. That's right...I'm all about the drugs. Drugs are, strangely enough, my passion. You'd think I'd become a full-fledged pharmacist, but alas, chemistry is my arch-nemesis.

Prior to becoming a pharm tech, I was an administrative assistant for 8 years. I also have experience in proofreading--I'm an excellent grammar and spelling nazi. Seriously. I'm scary.

Jenn
Missed miscarriage/D&C 14 weeks
Angel Maggie stillborn due to HELLP Syndrome & PIH at 19.5 wks
Miscarriage 6 weeks
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TTC #4 is a go...if we ever get my shoulder issues resolved. It's making me crabby. Grrrrrrr!
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Re : What's Your Passion, Your Talent, Your Job?

Postby caryn » Fri Feb 11, 2005 08:13 am

Just found this thread (this place is huge.) I will be no help unless you need a science writer (BA in English, most of a BS Physics/Astro but I didn't finish the last two quantum classes because I got pregnant and stuff) or a violinist (most of a BM in violin performance.) Currently I work as a private violin instructor, a violinist for hire, sometimes an architectural drafter on CAD. I used to direct traffic for a job back in college. DH won't be much help either; he's ABD in philosophy of science, specifically philosophy of biology.

But we will provide bodies for local events!

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