Staff Spotlight, Joe McGlone
Tell us about yourself!
Hello! My name is Joe McGlone, and I am the Salesforce Database Manager for the Communications team at Accanto Health. I am located at our St. Paul office but have been working remotely for the past year and a half; I’ve been working for The Emily Program for nearly three years now.
Describe the educational and career path that led you to The Emily Program.
I worked as an assistant manager at a golf course in the Twin Cities for about four years as I worked my way through college at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Go Falcons!). I thoroughly enjoyed my time at school as I majored in Sociology. We were the smallest major on campus but mighty nonetheless! Science has always been my jam, so getting to study people and social trends through a scientific lens was a wonderful experience. It also sharpened my analytical eye which is often necessary in my job at TEP.
What motivates you to show up for work each day?
Like most of the people who work for The Emily Program would say, it’s the clients we serve that is a great motivation to work hard. In addition, working on the Communications and Outreach teams gives me the ability to serve a vital role in providing education and resources to healthcare providers as well as community members about eating disorders. And the team I get to work with is fantastic!
If you could do another job just for a day, what would it be?
My dream job for most of my childhood and into my teenage years was to be an astrophysicist. Being able to uncover the secrets of how the universe works through science and math is so cool to me. If I were to get to participate in that at the highest of levels of academia, even for just a day, that would be such a treat.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I’m an avid runner and am working toward running in the Twin Cities Marathon next year. I’m also a lifelong reader. I read just about every genre, but two of my favorite books from this year are The People We Keep by Allison Larkin and Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Also, one thing that lockdown and The Queen’s Gambit reinvigorated in me is a passion for chess, which has become one of my favorite hobbies again.