Staff Spotlight: Ana Arellano Jimenez
At the BIP Lab, our main goal is to understand parental decision-making. Information is power, and learning about someone else’s personal experience can be particularly helpful when making decisions for your career. In our “Staff Spotlight” interview series, we spoke with our staff members to learn about their motivations, their work, and what they like about the BIP Lab.
This time we chatted with Ana Arellano Jimenez, the Assistant Director at the BIP Lab, where she manages the development and implementation of different research projects.
BIP Lab: What is your hometown?
Arellano: I was born and raised in Mexico, but I consider Lake Geneva, Wisconsin my hometown.
BIP Lab: What drew you to work at the BIP Lab?
Arellano: I share the Lab’s mission and approach to identifying and developing data-driven interventions to support parent engagement and improve child outcomes to close the achievement gap.
BIP Lab: What are you currently working on in the Lab?
Arellano: I currently oversee the development and implementation of the latest early math intervention with the project About TIME and support the project Learning Curiosity.
BIP Lab: What do you want others to know about your work at the BIP Lab?
Arellano: I love collaborating with the most talented team at the BIP Lab to bring the vision of our projects to life.
BIP Lab: What advice would you give to others who aspire to follow a similar career path?
Arellano: My career path has been to find a job I’m passionate about, venture outside of my comfort zone, and think of myself as a lifelong learner. As a project manager, I have learned success comes from excellent team collaboration and communication to identify deviations and problem-solve to achieve the end goal.
BIP Lab: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Arellano: I love spending time with my family and friends, trying new cuisines, and enjoying the arts.