Be You @ Beghou

60 Seconds with Stephanie Hutchinson

Stephanie Hutchinson is a consultant based out of Beghou’s Washington, D.C. office. After earning a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Maryland, Stephanie was looking for a career that combined her interest in life sciences and data analytics. Read more about Stephanie’s career and experience at Beghou Consulting.
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What led you to Beghou?
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"After studying bioengineering at the University of Maryland, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the life sciences industry. Beghou offered a unique blend of consulting and data analytics serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients that interested me."
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What are your hobbies outside of work?
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"I enjoy hanging out with friends, doing Pilates, hiking, playing video games and of course, cuddling my two cats, Leo and Mala. Leo has been around for a couple years, and Mala is a quarantine “foster fail” – he was my first foster pet and I just couldn’t give him up."
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What does a typical day at work look like?
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"Coffee comes first! From there, I check emails and review processes that run overnight. After that, I’m usually in and out of meetings, collaborating with other team members, writing code, or pulling client deliverables together. At the end of the day, I make sure nothing urgent came up throughout the day and check in with my teammates before signing off for the night."
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What’s the best advice you were ever given?
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"My mom always used to say “seek to understand first”. Most arguments are caused by miscommunication and misunderstanding, and communicating well upfront can prevent and solve a lot of problems."
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What’s your favorite part of working at Beghou? Why?
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"The people. Everyone is so smart, nice and helpful. My friends outside of work are jealous when I tell them I am friends with my coworkers and everyone gets along. Everyone at Beghou is very driven and dedicated to our work."
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When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
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"I wanted to be an architect. I watched HGTV with my mom and played the Sims video game where I loved building houses."
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What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?
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"I frequently use Mainsail, Beghou’s cloud-based application platform, during my day-to-day client work. So, I am working to strengthen my developer skills, including learning JavaScript and CSS, to better understand the back-end of Mainsail and help configure these systems. My colleague, Dan Cardinal, has been a huge help in teaching me the ins and outs of how these systems are set up. I really appreciate that Beghou values personal growth and provides me with the resources and mentorship to build new skills."
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What place (real or fictional) would you most like to visit? Why?
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"Armenia. My mom’s side of the family is Armenian and I’ve never been to that part of the world."

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