B. Joy Cannon
Protocol Project Manager in San Francisco, California
I moved to Philadelphia in 2002, and graduated in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA, majoring in Biological Basis of Behavior. I have been the clinical research coordinator for the Stem Cell & Xenograft Core of the University of Pennsylvania since finishing my undergraduate degree. I completed my Masters in Environmental Studies (MES), with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability, in May 2015. I am intrigued by the concepts of biomimicry and industrial ecology, and want to explore ways we can "close the loop" to reduce waste creation. My interests also encompass healthcare economics and ways to apply the concepts of sustainability to the healthcare system in the US. My Capstone (thesis) was on optimizing the use of red blood cells in healthcare, and reducing waste across the system.
I would like to leverage my experience in clinical research while having the opportunity to continue to grow and advance in my career. This could take many directions, but I am interested in project management, process improvement, and continuing to cultivate staff management skills in particular. Above all, I am seeking meaningful work where I can contribute and have a positive impact. I am relocating to the San Francisco Bay area in April 2016 and am looking to take my next career step there.
I have two adopted dogs, who are my faithful running buddies and companions. The Philadelphia Marathon has been my annual challenge, and I enjoy running half marathons and other races in between. I also enjoy volunteer work, cooking and baking, knitting and other crafts, and you can find me at the Philadelphia International Flower Show adding to my orchid collection every spring.
It is my pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia council of Girls on the Run, and as Race Director for our 5k. Our inaugural 5k took place on 12/7/14 and our spring event was 6/7/15. The next GOTR 5k will be in Spring 2016. Thanks to everyone who has supported my fundraising efforts over the last few years.
I moved from Philadelphia to the Bay Area in March 2016, and have been living in East Bay and working in San Francisco at the University of California, San Francisco since April.