I began working in my current role as a Grants and Contract Analyst in 2019. Early on one of my responsilities was to analyze budgets and submit to our Research Administration department for further processing. As I began asking questions, attending webinars, and workshops to increase my professional knowledge I come to realize part of my job duties are as a Research Administrator. I submitted a self nomination to further my training as a Research Administrator about 2 years ago. My next step is to further my knowledge to obtain a certification as a Research Administrator soon. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the process of budgeting, compliance, and auditing.