Juanquina

Senior Specialist, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Walkersville, MD, USA

Juanquina is a Senior EHS specialist at our Walkersville site, the largest manufacturer of the Bioscience business unit. Apart from being focused on providing employees with a safe working environment, Junaquina also serves as president of the Lonza Toastmasters, an international organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, and on the Diversity & Inclusion committee.

I chose Lonza because…
I saw it as a place where I would find meaningful opportunities to grow.

Since I started at Lonza, my career has progressed…
In exciting ways. I joined Lonza nine years ago, as an Analyst in the Quality Control (QC) department. While in QC, I earned my Master’s Degree in Biotechnology/Biodefense and having completed that, I was able to move to the EHS Specialist role. It was the perfect way to progress and combine my QC experience with my newly-gained knowledge from my Master’s program.

It’s special to work at Lonza because…
Beyond the opportunity to do meaningful work, I would say it’s the way Lonza allows, encourages and supports you to develop additional personal and professional skills. I currently serve as the president of Lonza Toastmasters, an international organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. I also serve on the Diversity & Inclusion committee.

My work is meaningful because…
My work is meaningful, because it effects everyone at Lonza. Safety is a priority at our site. Every task, no matter if it is in production or an administrative office, should be performed by employees with their safety in mind. The safety training that I teach, and safety rules and compliance that I enforce, are pivotal to everyone’s safety.

What makes me feel good at the end of the working day is…
Knowing that the work of my team means everyone can return home safely, in the same or better condition as they were when they came to work that day.

The most exciting thing about working at Lonza is…
The opportunities to grow. I feel if I work smart and am dedicated to the mission of the company, there is always an opportunity to grow.

What I appreciate most about my team is…
The way everyone comes together to work for the greater good of the team and the company. Everyone makes an effort to learn how each person operates so we get to know each other’s strengths.

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