Meet Seattle Children's'
SHANNON KIRBY

Careers - Shannon’s Story
 Making Her Way In Research
Shannon’s Story
Making Her Way In Research
Shannon got a degree in women’s studies and psychology through Washington State University. After graduation, she found a position at a mental health research center. Shannon enjoyed the work thoroughly, and when looking to further her career, she applied for a position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute to become a Clinical Research Associate.
Careers - What Shannon Does
 Clinical Research Associate
What Shannon Does
Clinical Research Associate
The first item on Shannon’s to-do list every morning is checking her email to answer questions from clinical trials sites. It’s her team’s job to make sure that protocols are being followed, so she also visits sites in person. Shannon hopes that one day her team can say their research helped find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
 
 
“I feel like management is there to support you and provide you with a career that’s worth your while. They’re always looking to provide you with the next step and a great career path.”
 
“I feel like management is there to support you and provide you with a career that’s worth your while. They’re always looking to provide you with the next step and a great career path.”
 
 
“The research institute is unique in the fact that we value work-life balance. Having a child of my own, life can get crazy sometimes, so it’s very important to me.”
 
“The research institute is unique in the fact that we value work-life balance. Having a child of my own, life can get crazy sometimes, so it’s very important to me.”