Meet the Reifam: Gladys Chan

January 11th, 2022

Meet the Reifam: Gladys Chan

Welcome to our new series "Meet the Reifam" (Reify Family) where you'll get to know the employees who make up our talented team passionately working to bring solutions to clinical trial enrollment. 

 

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Name: Gladys Chan                                          

Employee Job Description: Sr. Director leading all sponsor engineering teams 

Hometown? I was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto, Canada

Currently live? Seattle, WA

How long have you been at Reify? 1 month

Why did you join the Reifam? I have worked in many different industries, (Mobile Phone, Payments, Physical Retail, eCommerce to name a few), but nothing can give me the same intrinsic joy as healthcare.  I joined Reify Health because Reify has a very clear vision and is solving the clinical trial inefficiency differently.  I was inspired by our mission: “Bringing a trial to any patient anywhere” 

Where did you work prior to joining? I was at Stripe

What is your favorite part of being in the Reifam? Everyone in the Reifam is very welcoming.  I felt like I had found my long lost cousins.   We can chat about any random topics any day any time 

What is your favorite moment or project during your time at Reify? Miki (VP of Engineering) told the engineering managers that Reify is going multi-cloud.  I thought he was serious and my heart stopped beating for a second

What is your advice for others looking for opportunities in Engineering? While mastering programming languages and staying on top of the latest technologies are important, don’t forget to also constantly work on improving analytical and problem solving skills

What’s your favorite Reify perk or benefit? Team lunches.  I really enjoy the opportunity to meet new & reconnect with people in the Reifam

If you could describe the Reifam in one word what would it be? GOAT

Which of Reify’s core values (pasted below for reference) resonates most with you? Why? Respect the people in your life.  Everyone is unique.  There is always opportunities to learn from each other and to help each other to become better

What was your fun fact when you joined Reify? I am a Lego superfans, especially interested in the vehicle sets

Favorite food? Sashimi (Toro and Uni are my favorites)

Favorite place on earth? A wine cellar that I can just go in and take any bottle without paying (Let me know if you know such a place)

Favorite animal? Narwhal

  

Favorite song? I couldn’t think of any, but Spotify seems to think my favorite song is The Chainsmokers’ Sick Boy and plays that song randomly all the time

Favorite age so far and why? I don’t remember much about that year, so it must have been good

What color best describes you? Red (The non fiery kind)

What mantra best fits your personality? “I always have a choice”

What’s a unique fact about you that few people know? I have superpowers.  I can make a lot of food disappear in a very short period of time

What are your hobbies? Did I mention legos?  I also play many different sports (in beer leagues, as well as competitively).  

Interested in joining the Reifam? Check out our open roles here

 

 
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