Alexandra Sinick, Vice President
1. Can you provide a little background on what you do here at TransPerfect Life Sciences?
I am a Vice President in production, and my team handles life sciences content for everything from Clinical Outcome Assessments to Healthcare Marketing. I started here almost 15 years ago as an entry level Project Coordinator in our New York office, and since then have been a part of building a group of departments that is 250 people strong and operates out of multiple countries. My job is to develop leaders who can find innovative and strategic ways to be impactful business partners to our clients. I strive to build teams that aren’t just translation vendors, but can help our clients solve problems through their expertise, industry knowledge, passion and resourcefulness.
2. What is your favorite part about working within the life sciences space?
Through our work, we are able to provide crucial health and safety information to patients in their native languages at times when they need it most. We are able to assist our clients with reporting cutting-edge research, the results of which are used to provide life-saving healthcare. We play a crucial role in translating materials used to help treat, vaccinate, and spread awareness of COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic. Although I am often dealing with large project scopes, at the end of the day, my work is helping real people.
3. In your opinion, what do you think the biggest challenge for women in life sciences is?
Most industries in the global marketplace are still male-dominated, and life sciences is no exception. Women in the industry need to support each other in all areas of the field, from those running clinical trials to those, like us, providing language services. Not only will the sector benefit from a more egalitarian workforce, but from advocacy to prioritize scientific research for health concerns that affect women uniquely, and have historically been given less attention. I take great pride in being a working woman and mother, and doing what I can to help empower others to have the profound opportunities TransPerfect has created for me.