Admin of the Month: Shawnn Casagrande

September 1, 2023


Shawnn Casagrande, ASAP's Admin of the Month for September 2023

Welcome to Admin of the Month, a new monthly blog series from ASAP that highlights deserving administrative professionals. 

Our Admin of the Month for September 2023 is Shawnn Casagrande. 

Shawnn is an Administrative Specialist with 6 years of experience who supports the University of Texas at Tyler, School of Health Professions Dean's Office.

Shawnn believes that with her experiences, positive mindset, determination, and passion, there is nothing that can't be figured out in the Admin world. She primarily handles Executive scheduling, travel, reimbursements and financials, but is excited and eager when given a new task or project. Shawnn holds a bachelor's in business administration with a focus in healthcare. Her passion is helping the community and just formed the Community Engagement Committee, and she is excited for future collaborations and projects in the surrounding rural areas

Check out Shawnn's advice video below! 

How did you get into the administrative field and how has your role changed since being in the profession?

I was a medical assistant for over 13 years and had put in an application for a position within the University of California, Irvine. When they called me back, they said they didn't have any open positions for medical assisting but thought with my experience I would be a great Administrative Assistant. I started out as an Administrative Assistant and worked my way up to being an Executive Assistant within 4 months.

What is your favorite part of the job?

I love collaborations and working with other teams and stakeholders to come up with a solution or project. I am in an environment now where I am able to make decisions on my own to ensure that there is efficiency and I love the freedom of being able to come up with new ideas.

How has ASAP supported your personal and professional growth?

I am new to ASAP, but I love the collaborative comments and suggestions that are given. Everyone is involved and I love seeing all of the different mindsets.

What is your professional superpower?

Strength, Resilience, and Endurance. I enjoy challenges and persevere.

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