I started my career in clinical research in 1992 working with Dr. Paul Carbone at the UW. Over the years I have worked on different aspects of clinical trials including working with the Pharmaceutical Research Center helping ensure investigational drugs were received, stored and handled per sponsor and federal guidelines. One of the more memorable trials I was involved in was the conduction of the original herceptin trial at the UW. For that trial patients entered a national “lottery” to be selected for the innovative therapy. One of the reasons I have remained in clinical research is that I enjoy working with patients and helping them navigate through their cancer treatment.