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Women in STEAM – Ashley Reardon

Ashley Reardon | CTEH | Manager, Data Management 

   Day at Work…In disaster response and recovery, no day is typical. We respond to our clients’ ever-changing needs, so our scope of work is constantly evolving. Recently, I have provided rapid development and support for custom applications where users can enter data and have real-time reporting. Some apps I’ve built include COVID-19 contact tracing, Hurricane Harvey mission support, marketing event tracking software and literature review for litigation work.

  Beginning Interests…I’ve always had a passion for problem-solving, science and providing quality work. Having the opportunity to constantly learn new things and having management that trusts my decisions and output has only increased my passion for data management.  

  Career Evolution…I actually started my career in banking operations. In 2010 – I was contacted by a friend, a developer for CTEH, who was aware of my previous quality assurance and quality control experience and asked for my help with the BP oil spill.

  Love the Work…I love solving complex issues in rapid-fire situations. Whether it is a plant fire, hurricane flooding or a global pandemic – new systems and processes are needed to help our clients remain calm and in control on their worst days. Being able to help them and their communities is very rewarding.

  Surprising But True..I struggled with this, but you can have a family and be a successful professional. Women often sacrifice or delay having a family to further their careers, especially in male-dominated industries. 

  Advice…Don’t ever settle. Find a company with the right culture that helps you grow professionally and personally.

These wonder women are redefining what “full STEAM ahead” means in Arkansas. With exciting careers in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics – each reflects WIT (Women in Tech) and true grit for making the most of every opportunity. Here’s to the powHER of knowledge.

Photography by Jamison Mosley

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