March is always extra special here at Rosalind as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Our team takes great pride in recognizing women who have made significant contributions to the world of science.
At Rosalind, we know the importance of recognizing and honoring women for their hard work and special talents (hence our namesake). In fact, we’ve recently raised the bar at events like AGBT 2023 as co-hosts to the first ever “Women Changing Science” awards and were featured in local news on the topic of Empowering Women in Science on FOX 5. It’s a true honor to work with the best women in our industry as we continue to help inspire the upcoming generations.
In this month’s special spotlight, we would like to highlight our very own, Isabella Vahrson - a scientific data curator who continues to innovate in her own right as she works with the ROSALIND informatics platform.
Here’s her story!
Q&A with Isabella:
What's your name?
Where do you call home?
San Diego, although I'm originally from a small city in Germany called Giessen.
What's your role here at ROSALIND?
Scientific Data Curator
Give us an idea of your work experience!
Prior to working at ROSALIND I was completing my M.S. in Biomedical Sciences and working as a Research Associate in the fields of neuroendocrinology and microbial ecology. I have also worked in a neuroinflammation lab as Junior Specialist at the UC Riverside School of Medicine.
Where would we find you when you're not working?
Rollerblading along Mission Bay or playing video games at home.
What's your favorite dessert?
Mango sticky rice
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Really anywhere in Japan, from the major cities of Kyoto and Osaka to the islands of Okinawa and Ishigaki.
What is your dream car and why?
A Pagani Utopia, because it combines the best parts of technology and design.
What's something about you that we wouldn't expect?
I did competitive cheerleading for over 12 years and even cheered in college.
Finally, what's the best advice you've ever received?
"Alles zu seiner Zeit" (roughly "everything in due time") is a German saying that resonates with me because it reminds us that all things in life have their own time and place.