March 2021 SpotlightRebecca Whitton
I have been working as a team member for UTMB Galveston for almost 11 years, with one of those years as a contractor. I started off in Records Management as a temporary position, never thinking I would still be here 10 years later. I accepted a full-time position in the Auxiliary department as their Senior Business coordinator. Five years later 2015, I decided to join BMB. I was ready to learn something new, and that is where I got my feet wet in learning about the financial side of research, grants, etc. It has been a learning experience for me. And I was exposed to all these brilliant minds in research, so many highly educated individuals. Working here at UTMB has provided me with many rewards such as stability and confidence that I so needed in my life. With my growth here, I realized that I wanted to continue my career at UTMB and what better way, than to start my master’s degree. This has been one of my goals for many years, but with growing children, marriage, divorce, and life in general, I put that on the back burner, but now that my children our grown, I figured this is a perfect opportunity. In addition, I am hoping that through this journey I can prove to my boys that no matter what age you are, you can still set goals and achieve them no matter the obstacles. I am so excited about the next step I have taken and the journey it will lead me to.