This past week we came together virtually for a fun Halloween themed Office Olympics. In true Nuvera style, we all put on our best costume for the heated battle between the Spooksters and Frankenslides. The two teams went head to head in Halloween themed games from I Spy to Family Feud. To add a bit more competitive energy to the game, there was also some crazy sudden-death challenges woven in. Who knew that Aaron could do the creepiest laugh or that Ed had so much candy at his desk. The team had a great time taking a break from client work to play a hilarious game of Halloween Office Olympics!
Nuvera Life Science Consulting is excited to introduce you to our new team member, Aaron. Aaron attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where he majored in Biology and minored in Neuroscience. While at WFU, Aaron conducted research in the neuroscience and oncology spaces, getting published for his work with the Shiozawa lab on cancer induced bone pain. Upon graduation, he continued his education by completing his Master’s Degree in Clinical Research with a focus in Translational Oncology from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. While at Mount Sinai, Aaron completed a thesis in post-surgical complication rates after endoscopic endonasal surgery.
Outside of work, Aaron enjoys playing pick-up soccer and basketball with his friends in the community. He’s an avid Arsenal, Milwaukee Bucks, and Green Bay Packers fan and you can often catch him watching and cheering his teams on. When he isn’t playing sports with his friends, Aaron enjoys kayaking with his dogs, Stella and Foster.
Aaron’s Motivation for Joining Nuvera
I enjoyed my time doing research at Wake Forest and Mount Sinai but felt that benefits of my work had only a limited effect on patients. I wanted to contribute in a more meaningful and tangible manner – so I looked into life sciences consulting. Nuvera really stuck out to me because of the nature of their work; being patient journey architects and ensuring patients receive the support they need while on treatment regimens was a huge draw for me. It was great to see their work having beneficial, lasting effects on people! Outside of the business, the culture of Nuvera was fantastic and easy to see from the start. Everyone really cares about the well being of one another and I was more than happy to join the family!
As we continue to introduce you to our Squad, we are happy to share more about Sarah Klein. She has been with Nuvera over 5 years working behind the scenes as the senior operations manager. Keep reading to learn more about Sarah outside of work.
What’s your go-to productivity trick? I have to listen to music when I need to buckle down and get work done. Seems a bit counterintuitive but music has always helped me focus. However, it can’t be quiet or mellow, that is more of a distraction. It has to be upbeat and can vary from top hits, rock, rap, country, to house music, just depends on the day and my mood.
What three words would your friends use to describe you? Sarcastic, dependable, easygoing
What’s a trip that changed you, and why? Since the pandemic halted international travel, this year I have been lucky enough to escape in to nature and travel to several national parks and national forests in the US to appreciate our backyard more. It is truly fascinating to see the different landscapes and natural wonders that the country has to offer. The mountains and lakes of the Grand Tetons and Rocky Mountains are majestic, the steaming plains and cold rivers of Yellowstone are beautiful and bizarre at the same time, and the natural arches, needles, and island in the sky of Arches and Canyonlands are like another planet.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be? I have become more interested in photography lately and would love to know how to use all the photo editing apps like a pro and even get into some graphic design. There are so many tiny details and corrections that can be made to one picture, it is overwhelming trying to learn the steps. Becoming an expert in a snap would save me from a lot of frustration and few choice words.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I started playing soccer when I was 5 and always wanted to play for the US Women’s National Soccer Team. Obviously, that didn’t work out but I am still a big soccer fan and rarely miss one of their games. I even made my dog wear their jersey during the World Cup, she wasn’t thrilled.
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? It would be incredible to teleport of myself and others anywhere we wanted to go. I love to travel and explore but the expensive and long flights tend to get into the way. How great would it be to go anywhere in the world in minutes or even seconds for free!