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How I Got Here: Jeanette Gass

By / Jan 12, 2020 (Handout photo)

Jeanette Gass, the manager of global programs at the International Association for the Study of Pain, has coordinated programs in a variety of work settings.

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Whether working at a university, scientific institution, or association, Jeanette Gass, CAP, CNP, says it’s always helped her to be herself. “Be as authentic as you can,” she says. “You will be a better employee, a better coworker, and provide better support for your members and volunteers if you are true to yourself.” Some stops on her career journey so far:

A Working History

2007 – 2011: Usher at Hancher Auditorium at University of Iowa

2013 – 2014: Program Coordinator at National Foreign Language Center

2014 – 2015: Senior Program Assistant at National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

2015 – 2017: Program Management Specialist at University of Maryland

2017 – 2019: Program Development and Special Projects Coordinator at The Optical Society

2019 –: Manager, Global Programs, at International Association for the Study of Pain

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