When asked at dinner parties what I do, my answer is working in technology at Pfizer; however, that reduces me to a one-dimensional character with labels and stereotypes, leaving out my aspirations in life, such as enhancing people’s digital experience through a human and analytical approach. To give the reader a clearer picture of who I am, I want to articulate how I arrived here and what I aspire to do in today‚Äôs digital world.

2012-2017: The Young Student of the World

I chose to pursue a degree in Business and Engineering, drawn to the concept of acting as a bridge between client-facing teams and technology divisions of a company. At the end of my undergraduate studies, I sought a position that would optimize technology as a bridge while expanding my skill set through diverse projects. I looked for companies with missions aligned with mine – actively making people’s lives better through technology – which led me to work for Pfizer in their Digital rotational program.

2017-2019: The Young Apprentice of the Corporate World

Working at a large pharmaceutical company provided a fresh perspective on how companies impact millions of people globally. It emphasized the importance of quality, trust, and accountability. The rotational program offered opportunities to work on diverse, large-scale projects, including organizational restructuring, implementing budgeting and forecasting applications, data analysis, and modeling. It also highlighted the significance of managing expectations, responsibilities, and stakeholder engagement for project success.

The rotational program brought to light my strengths – being personable, problem-solving, and analytical thinking – and clarified my enjoyment of communication, learning, and design. Adapting to new situations and finding creative solutions using different technologies became my approach to overcome challenges.

2019-Present: The Driven Nine-to-Fiver

Currently, I work in the Digital Legal, Compliance and Meeting & Events space, where I can grow my responsibilities and career in a regulated yet innovative environment. I have ownership of an enterprise-level application that, through collaboration with internal and external teams, has expanded into diverse use cases and areas within Pfizer. I am also involved in a global, multi-year project to significantly improve the Healthcare Provider experience by increasing automation capabilities across compliance and healthcare engagement processes.

Future: Cultivating My Personal Interests

Reflecting on my core passions and interests helped me connect the dots between what I want to do and my career trajectory. My story is not about becoming a CEO or acquiring wealth; it is about enriching lives through technology while enriching my own. I aim to create a virtuous cycle of enhanced work, where people can innovate, be creative, and maximize their capabilities. I want to reimagine how people interact with technology, empowering them through personalized and data-driven technologies for better interpersonal interactions, knowledge-sharing, and insights.

In conclusion, I now understand why I struggled with the question of what I do. It should not be about what I currently do, but about what I want to do: empower people through technology.