Monsanto initially hired me to work in the Regulatory Quality Assurance Unit due to my background as a microbiologist and experience in quality and process improvement. My military occupation was Military Police. You live and work with your team who you respect and trust with your life. I’ve had many responsibilities as an MP, including patrols, reconnaissance, raids, convoy and personnel escorts, vehicle recovery, establishing and maintaining physical security and training foreign police officers.
While specific tasks and environments vary greatly from daily work at Monsanto, both require agility, investigation, problem solving, and being able to foster relationships with people of diverse backgrounds. Both require leadership, integrity, operational excellence and creative approaches to accomplishing goals. Both require the ability to understand and evaluate the ‘grey areas’ and look for ways to mitigate risk and take action when required. Both require a passion for doing what’s right and making things better for other people.