Samantha Allen, MB(ASCP)CM
Supervisor, Laboratory for Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology
My family has a very long history of military service in all branches. I grew up as a member of the junior girls auxiliary of the VFW. From birth I was taught love and respect for my country. Joining the Army at 19 when I was uncertain of what I wanted to do with my life seemed like the right decision, and it was. I wouldn't be the person I am today without that experience. I learned what I was truly capable of despite some doubts by people around me. I got to see parts of the world I am certain I never would have otherwise seen. I am so grateful to have been able to serve my country and learn so much about myself in the process.
In the Army, I was a pharmacy specialist. I learned a lot about the medical field and about pride and dedication to duty. I think I bring that same pride and dedication to my work at D-H as a clinical lab scientist in the Molecular Pathology Department. I love what I do, I love the people I work with much like I did in the Army, and I am so proud to tell people I work at D-H.
Photo: This photo was taken during a field training exercise in basic training.