The Class of 2019

Jennifer Stevens

Director of Pharmacy, Wellfleet; Age 32
Education: UMass Amherst (BS, MHA)

Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Stevens

What did you want to be when you grew up? I always enjoyed science and math because they explain how things work. When I was really young, I remember being interested in space and wanting to work for NASA. As I got older, I became interested in healthcare and wanted to become a physician.

How do you define success? Success is achieving personal satisfaction and filling one’s life with meaningful and diverse experiences shared with family and close friends. From a professional standpoint, I find satisfaction in setting new goals and overcoming challenges that require developing new skills and learning new things.

What three words best describe you? Ambitious, dedicated, outgoing.

What goal do you set for yourself at the start of each day? I am a notorious list maker and planner. At the end of each day, I set my goals for the next. Although having a plan is helpful, life is not entirely predictable, so I try not to focus too much on completing everything on my list that day. However, it feels good to reflect and see what I have accomplished. Despite the busy life I create for myself, I recognize the importance of personal and family downtime and try to carve that out each day.

What person, past or present, would you like to have lunch with, and why? Anthony Bourdain. He was a great storyteller and conversationalist with a passion for people, food, and travel. I rarely cook the same recipe more than once and will always pick the most adventurous or exotic food on a menu. It would be interesting to hear about the different foods he has tried around the world.

What fictional character do you relate to most, and why? I have been rewatching old episodes of Friends lately. Aside from relating to Monica Geller’s type-A yet quirky personality, we share similar hobbies. We both like to host and bring our loved ones together through food.

Whom do you look up to, and why? My great-aunt Chong, who raised me. When I was growing up, she set an example through her hard work ethic, selflessness as a caregiver, and dedication to her family. She has always encouraged me to do the best I can, and even as an adult, I strive for opportunities to make her proud.

 

 

Photography by Leah Martin Photography

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