Meet the Avanti Team - Kaylee Thompson

Posted on June 27, 2023

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You may know Avanti for our high purity lipids or maybe even our lipidomics division. But what really makes Avanti great is our team! To celebrate that, we will be featuring an employee every month so that you can get to know us better. It could be a chemist, an engineer, or even our site director! No matter who it is, everyone plays a part in the success of the Avanti site and we couldn’t be more proud of our team!

First up, we have Kaylee Thompson, one of our QA Analysts. Keep reading to learn more about her role and some of her favorite things!

How long have you worked at Avanti?
Since June 2021.

What do you do? (title, department, etc)
I’ve recently transitioned into the Quality Department as QA Analyst.

Briefly describe your typical workday.
At this exact moment in time an unlimited amount of SOP’s lol
I will be responsible for generating required documents for GMP shipments and reviewing packaging modules.

Why did you choose Avanti?
Honestly, when I applied, I had no idea what Avanti was and almost didn’t apply because it was completely out of my comfort zone. I choose Avanti today because of the abundance of knowledge I have and will continue to gain while working in this field.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I genuinely enjoy coming to work knowing I will leave learning something new. It may not even pertain to my specific job but there are so many Avanti employees that have backgrounds in so many different things that it’s an unending source of information here.

What led you to this career and what advice do you have for people considering it?
Having great attention to detail and problem solving are areas I thrive in, but I was unsure how to apply those skills at Avanti. My interest in Quality Assurance came from working closely with the department in my previous role and learning more about what they do.
ADVICE: Anyone wanting to pursue ANYTHING just go for it! Ask questions and have a willingness to learn and be taught. Above all, be confident!

What is most rewarding about your job?
There is research being done with our products that could potentially save and improve lives and I get to be a part of it!

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Traveling, Movies, Being outdoors, Beach, SPORTS and anything related to plants. #plantmom

Who/what inspires you?
My younger brother Jared. Jared has special needs and has never let his disabilities stop him from achieving his goals. Jared has overcome obstacles most people will never understand and done it with such grace. Jared is selfless and a loyal friend. He is the hardest working person I know and inspires me to do the same. He recently studied for his permit (this is a really big deal) and passed! His determination and unwillingness to give up has always encouraged me. He’s a rockstar!

What kind of music do you listen to?
My Spotify is wild.
Anything from Frank Sinatra & Boys II Men to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite movie?
Serendipity or the Harry Potter Series

What is your favorite and/or dream vacation?

    What is your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving - but not the food.

    What is your favorite season?

    What historical figure would you most like to meet and why?
    Jesus. He is my saviour!