We spent a few moments getting to know our colleague, Erin Bryant, from the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and we're excited to share this information about a great colleague.
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
What year did you join Georgia Tech as an employee?
How would you explain your job function to a complete stranger?
I work with bioengineering and bioscience focused researchers as they apply for grants from the federal government like the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. I help gather all the needed documents, assist with the preparation of the budget and ensure the proposal follows all guidelines.
What did you do before this job?
I came from a childhood cancer nonprofit. The organization gave out grants to researchers specifically studying childhood cancer and I managed the grant process from the funder’s side. I worked with the researchers applying for the grants and the organization’s Medical Advisory Board to decide who to should receive the grants.
What is your educational background?
I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then received my Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi
What makes working at Georgia Tech great?
I love being on campus and getting to work with a wide variety of people. It also helps that I have the best coworkers around.
What advice would you share with fellow research administrators?
As a relatively new employee, the most helpful thing for me this year has been to develop relationships with other research administrators on campus. It’s helpful to have a group of people you can go to with questions. I would also recommend attending the Georgia Research Administrators’ NeTwork Conference.
Do you have any recommendations on things to do on or near Georgia Tech’s campus?
I don’t know if this qualifies as near, but I love the belt line especially in the spring and fall. You can catch me there most weekends. As for as restaurants go, I love Mary Mac’s – I guess it’s the MS girl in me!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
For a girl who would love nothing more than to pack up and travel the world for the rest of her life, this is a hard question to answer. Recently I’ve been day dreaming of Finland specifically in the winter. Near the Arctic Circle you can stay in an Ice Hotel or “bubble” hotel where you can watch the Northern Lights from your bed and visit a real-life Santa Claus village complete with reindeer sightings (who wouldn’t want to go for Christmas and see Rudolph?!)