Director of Communications
Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Georgia State University
ATLANTA — Passionate about business and healthcare, Annabel Winn (B.I.S. ’23) has set her sights on a career in supply chain management and logistics in the healthcare field.
“I’ve always wanted to work in healthcare, and I feel that medical supply and logistics will allow me to work in healthcare while also exercising skills in business,” Winn said.
Supply chain management involves sourcing and buying raw materials used to create finished goods, while logistics involves distributing goods to customers. These processes are especially important for hospitals and medical facilities, which require a reliable stream of supplies and equipment. Throughout the pandemic, for example, supply chain management and logistics have been crucial in the creation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and tests.
Winn, a native of Forsyth County, Ga., is looking forward to finding employment after graduating from the Biomedical Science and Enterprise bachelor’s program in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and would eventually like to pursue an advanced degree in supply chain management or law with a focus on business or health.
This spring, Winn interned at Scraplanta Creative Reuse, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to diverting waste from landfills and empowering artists to use discarded materials. For her internship project, she designed the nonprofit’s material diversion process, learned about ways to divert pollution and communicated her findings to the community through sharable documents and digital media.
As part of the project, she defined categories of materials that would be considered wasteful and researched diversion methods and local recycling and reuse organizations that could be possible collaborators.
The goal of the project was to determine the resources available in the community and to what extent compiling information and creating handouts would prevent waste from entering landfills. In addition, Winn is writing the standard operating procedures for a new streamlined donation process developed as part of the project.
“This project not only taught me project management skills, but also helped me apply skills in collaboration, communicating with audiences, problem-solving, and generating and publishing materials,” Winn said. “I also got practice in developing and implementing business processes.”
Winn loves the city atmosphere, and decided to attend Georgia State because it’s close to home and in downtown Atlanta. She chose the Biomedical Science and Enterprise bachelor’s program after changing her major and concentration several times.
“The Biomedical Science and Enterprise program allowed me to study both science, which I’ve always liked and excelled in, and business, which has always fascinated me,” Winn said. “I loved the flexibility the degree program offered both in my coursework and opportunities after graduation.”
In addition to science and business courses, the program allowed her to take classes in law, psychology and ethics.
“I loved that I had the opportunity to learn about anything that fascinated me,” Winn said. “I feel the knowledge and skills I have gained from being able to take classes in such a wide variety of subjects have made me a more well-rounded career candidate and person.”
Story by LaTina Emerson