Technician Spotlight: Aleshia Jackson

medicalAleshia Jackson, Clinical Lab Specialist
Maplewood, New Jersey

What is your role with BioTek?
I am a clinical lab technician/nurse.
What do you like most about working with BioTek?
I love the fact that I am able to help patients that are suffering from allergies. I also like the fact that the results are immediate so that patients are not in the dark as to what they have allergies to.
What are your 3 goals each week?
1. Obtain allergy candidates
2. Convert patients who have tested positive.
3. Increase patient compliance with immunotherapy.
What has been your favorite patient success story?
A patient who was able to wean off of her allergy medications and has never been able to do so thanks to immunotherapy.
What piece of advice would you give to other BioTek Allergy techs/locations?
Search for candidates,confirm patients appointments, convert those that are positive, and remain active in regards to following up with those that are on immunotherapy.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
Choreograph dance routines.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My children and food!!!!
If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson. He has dealt with so much hate and critics and has risen above them all. He had a very generous heart and gave the shoulder off of his back despite his own financial deficits. He was more concerned with racism and bettering our world especially children than his own issues. He truly was an icon and I have looked up to him and he also has inspired me to become a dancing machine!!!!
What is something that only a few people know about you?
I am in the process of writing a book. I am also in the process of organizing a re-occuring food drive for the less fortunate.
If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go?  
Africa. I would love to connect with my culture and grasp a better understanding of my heritage.
What are some additional fun facts about you?
I love refurbishing furniture and items that most would find unusable.
I paint portraits on the side.