Category Archives: North America

November 27

Feeling Thankful for my trusted Market Research Vendors

This blog is dedicated to all of my dear Market Research Vendor Friends, and their extended team members whom I may have never met, for their skill and dedication to the craft of research and evaluation. The GSK PULSE Program has provided the opportunity to sharpen skills, and gain valuable outside-in perspective thru using them […]

November 17

5 Months in a Blink

It is hard to believe that my PULSE adventure is almost done. It seems like it was only yesterday when I arrived at the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) ready to get started.  It has been a very interesting 5 months and a time that I will remember for years to come. PEF is a nonprofit […]

November 15

My Friend Ed

My PULSE assignment is going well. So much so, I’m reluctant to take the time to blog about it. I’m well past the half-way point so it’s time to tell you what going on. I’m working for the Philadelphia Education Fund and most folks refer to it as the Ed Fund. It’s a well established […]

November 10

You may not recognize me…

I think the greatest revelatoin  I have had on my PULSE assignment is that for the very first time in my life I have Work Life Balance.  It’s been a shocking revelation as I didn’t realize the lack of balance had gotten so extreme.  I have always struggled with saying no to things and worked […]

November 02

Problem Solve Galore!!

A lot has happened since my last blog post and EDCI is moving full steam ahead on their project! They have been divided up into four teams: Data, Framework, Strategy, and Implementation all tasked with the common goal of reworking the organizations strategies and goals of EDCI to focus on Family Success. EDCI has worked […]

October 27

Back to School is all the HYPE

Although I have been out of school for many years, I still get a little pang of sadness when summer ends and school begins. This year was different though – I was still sad the summer was over, I was looking forward to September and the start of school because it meant the start of […]

October 27

Field Trip to the EMBA Conference in Glasgow

Finally, the rainy season has started in Seattle after more than 2 months with mainly good weather and lots of sun. So I jump at the opportunity to sit down in the comfortable warmth of my fireplace and write about my attendance to the EMBA conference in Glasgow. In my third month volunteering at PATH […]

September 28

Roll out the red carpet!

Adding a photo of my red carpet debut …   https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/terracotta-warriors Greetings from the Franklin Institute – As most of you know, I’m embedded with the Franklin Institute External Affairs Team for my 2017 PULSE assignment, and plan to be back in the Navy Yard mid-January 2018. It is an energizing assignment, and I am […]

September 13

September 11

September 11, 2001 is a day many of us will never forget. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the unbelievable news of the twin towers. The feeling that came over me is also one I will never forget. Fast forward, September 11, 2017, another day I will […]

September 12

Earthquake´s Feelings!

I was preparing my second blog to talk about Ciudad de Mexico and all long experiences lived since I came. It has been a lot experiences but I have decided to change it due to the earthquake that happened last Thursday 7th of September. How can explain what happened here? Mexico has suffered the most […]

September 08

Bicycle trip to Vashon Island

This blog is about a great leisure bicycle trip I’ve done one of the previous Sundays – enjoy the reading. That Sunday I woke up early in the morning, gazed out of the window and there was a brilliant dark blue sky, confirming what the weather app has indicated the evening before. The previous days […]

September 06

Back to School

Hi everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last blog post, but that is only because it has been so busy here at EDCI! The EDCI STEAM Summer Camp program has wrapped up and all the children are back in school! Every summer EDCI always hosts their End of Summer Celebration and this […]

September 01

Summer fun translates to a difference for others…

I can‘t believe it’s already been 30 days since I left my hectic role in HR supporting the US Vaccines business to start my PULSE assignment at The Food Trust in Philadelphia! My days of multiple meetings, conference calls, IPOs and countless deliverables have been replaced with discussions on social issues, planning for sustainability, attending […]

August 22

Seattle, here I come

For quite a long time everything seemed so unreal and so far away but tomorrow it is three weeks that I’ve arrived in Seattle for my international Pulse assignment with PATH. The 1st of August, was the big day. I headed to the airport at 5:45 in the morning, checked in the luggage, boarded the […]

August 17

First month in PULSE – Innovations in Healthcare

Hi everyone! My assignment is in Innovations in Healthcare, a non-profit organization based on DUKE University in Durham, NC-USA. When I applied to PULSE, I supposed I would go to a developing country, having contact with poor communities, helping them not only inside de NGO, but also with some extra activities, etc. It´s funny how we […]