Shalini Dewan: Employee Spotlight

Today’s Employee Spotlight is on Shalini Dewan, our Associate Director, Medical Writing. Read our Q&A with her below!

Where are you from?

I am from New Delhi, India, and moved to the USA 23 years ago. I have lived in California since then.

How long have you worked at Synterex?

I joined Synterex at the end of April 2022, so 6 months to be exact.

What is your favorite thing about the company?

I like my co-workers. Although everyone works remotely but is still involved with each other, it doesn’t seem that we are in a virtual environment.

How did you end up in medical writing?

I did my Bachelor’s in Pharmacy and then a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in India, intending to work on the research side and in a lab. I did work in analytical labs for about 3 years, and then my son was born. It became challenging to maintain a family life balance with work while my son was a baby. I switched to writing then, as it was more of a 9-5 job, but I enjoyed doing that and have since continued.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy process development and improvement in medical writing the most. I ran my own company for 12 years and have always enjoyed building up new processes and algorithms, which probably leads to it.  

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I have 100+ publications in market research which I am proud of. I am also proud that I have developed good relationships with the people I work with. And academically, I am proud of my achievements in the past and present. I was awarded a gold medal by the then-prime minister of India in my Master’s program. I am pursuing my doctoral program (halfway through), and I have achieved the President’s Award every quarter.

What are some of the hobbies/interests you’re most passionate about?

I love singing Indian music and helping in our family-owned business of preschools, as I love being around children. I also love organizing events, sometimes for fun and sometimes for charity.

Shalini Dewan with kids at her family’s preschool business.

If you are interested in joining the Synterex team, see our open positions.

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