An interview with Taelor Nagle, senior US student communications representative
Why did you decide to join AMBOSS?
I was feeling pretty unfulfilled at my last job and really was not sure where to go from there. Public speaking was the only thing that really brought me joy — but I was unsure how to search that in a job search.
One day I was at the park with a friend and one of her friend’s showed up and started talking about her job, which consisted of traveling to different medical schools around the country and hosting large presentations and demonstrations. She was describing my dream job. I applied right away!
What’s something interesting about you most people don’t know?
I absolutely love going to used book stores and finding gems. I try to read 2–3 books a week, especially when traveling, and my dream is to have a library in my home one day with floor to ceiling bookshelves and a rolling ladder.
In the meantime I’ve basically become a lending library to all of my friends.
Describe your team in three words.
Dynamic, open-minded, and supportive.
What’s the proudest moment you’ve had when visiting schools in the US?
Once, I believe we were in Maine, I showed a new class of first year students the platform. I was showing one of the features, I think it was a table quiz, and the entire room audibly gasped.
How do you stay calm before presenting to a group either in person or online? Do you have any routines you follow?
At one point, before every webinar, I had to listen to “The Reason” by Hoobastank…I couldn’t tell you why, I never really listened to that song much, but it became a thing.
Right now, I get ready by watching Tik Toks or reading a little bit.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten from a manager here?
To be yourself and the rest will come. As long as we’re hitting the major points of the presentation, we can let our personality shine through. We don’t have to be stiff, professional robots during presentations.
If your teammates gave you an award, what award would you get?
Probably the loudest to be honest…or the most willing to embarrass myself to make a group laugh.