Leading the Lab: Ashley Roberts' Journey From Chemist to Lab Manager


In this online exclusive video, Ashley Roberts, award-winning laboratory manager for Hampton Roads (Virginia) Sanitation District, walks viewers through her lab facility and tells the story of her career as she's risen ranks in the utility.

"I was a chemist for five years, so my primary responsibility was to be the problem solver," says Roberts. "If anything went wrong, I was the one that was fixing it, or I was delegating how to fix things. But now, as a laboratory manager, I definitely have to take a step back and allow my chemists and my laboratory specialists to do that while coaching them and mentoring them toward the right answer."

Read more about Roberts in the December issue of Treatment Plant Operator.


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