Get to Know Your IQ Community: 20 Questions to Amy S. Patel

Each month, Pharma IQ introduces you to a new member of our rapidly-growing global community. We set out to reveal what makes them tick, and what it is that makes them stand out through their work and life experiences. This week's respondent is biomedial engineering blogger, Amy S. Patel.

Q: Who is your hero and why?

A: Rosa Parks.  She stood up for her beliefs in a simple, yet powerful & non-violet way while inadvertently becoming the “Mother of Civil Rights”.

Q: Who do you admire in the business world and why?

A: Steve Jobs.  He is a quite humble, multi-dimensional go-getter that has created an internationally famous company with amazingly well marketed products.

Q: What has been your greatest achievement?

A: Becoming the only female engineer in my entire family.

Q: What is your greatest regret?

A: Not traveling abroad in college.

Q: What is your favourite word?

A: Go!

Q: What is your least favourite word?

A: Fail.

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

A: Surgeon

Q: What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt?

A: Insurance Sales

Q: Can you describe yourself in 3 words?

A: Just doing it…

Q: If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?

A: Charles Darwin.  Survival of the Fittest is an amazing theory that combines evolution, anatomy & behavioral sciences.  He went against the grain at the time and to speak to a person whose brain works like that would be inspiring for anyone.

Q: What is your favourite book?

A: “And Then There Were None”, Agatha Christie

Q: What is your favourite film?

A: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Q: What is your most memorable quotation?

A: “Work Hard, Play Hard.”

Q: If your job requires a lot of travelling - what is your favourite journey?

A: My job does not require a lot of travel, however I do love traveling and learning about different religious beliefs, practices, and cultures.

Q: What is your favourite dish?

A: Pizza, it’s timeless.

Q: What food can you not stand?

A: Mushrooms

Q: What is the quality you most like in a leader?

A: Open-mindedness

Q: What is the quality you most like in an employee?

A: Motivation

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

A: Leading a cross-functional team at a biotech start-up.

Q: If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?

A: Travel more, which is still to come…