Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

August 2017

Christine Iredale

Title/s:  Lead Laboratory Animal Care Technician

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About

Department/School/Division: Comparative Medicine
Campus: Health Sciences Campus
Years at Loyola: Almost 2 years

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
I love the opportunity that was I was given here to further my career in this area. It was very hard to find a job after moving from Canada, but Loyola welcomed me with open arms. Everyone here has been so supportive and helpful through my past almost two years!

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
Moving our facility from multiple buildings into the new Center for Translational Research and Education only a few months after I started at Loyola was a pretty big achievement for me. I had a lot of responsibility to get things done and ready for certain dates, and we were almost fully prepared for every important date that was given to us!

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
That we are very inclusive and accepting of one another’s beliefs and values. We all strive to expand our knowledge and help one another to achieve our life goals.

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
Knowing that I directly help in research, and am a crucial part of ensuring that the facility stays in working order so that we can meet the needs of every investigator that Loyola has.

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
I have not been able to get to any games or get any swag yet, but I always brag about working at Loyola to all my friends!

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
I own a horse back home who currently is in training for dressage.