Meet Sprout – Beverly Romero, Senior Principal
1. What does your role at Sprout involve?
My expertise is in qualitative research, and my work at Sprout focuses on leading COA projects, which includes helping our clients develop COA endpoint strategies, conduct interview studies, and, as needed, develop de novo COAs or adapt existing ones.
2. What led you to this career?
This career found me. I received my MA in English and was teaching writing at a local community college part-time when I took a second position as a part-time administrative assistant for a team of COA researchers. I soon found myself helping with research tasks, learned the field, and started working full-time in research. Thirteen years later and the rest, as they say, is history. It has ended up being a perfect career match for me, as it marries my inquisitive nature and passion for stories with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
3. What do you value most about the work you do at Sprout?
I love that I am constantly learning something new, and most of all, I love that I’m able to make a difference, in some small way, in the lives of those living with the conditions we study.
4. What recent area of work are you most excited about?
I’m passionate about all the rare disease research we do at Sprout. There is so much opportunity and need in this area of research, and I’m excited that we get to play a small role in helping bring these conditions to the spotlight and move research forward.
5. What three words would your friends use to describe you?
- Random (funny/silly things just seem to happen to me!)
6. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
It’d be great to be able to teleport myself from one place to another, especially when there’s a lot of traffic!