NAAHP Member Spotlight on Christina Pardo Maxis
Each week the NAAHP highlights our members who are making a difference in our organization and in their communities. Christina Pardo Maxis is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stony Brook Medicine. She is excited about connecting with fellow NAAHP professionals and members.
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10 Questions for Christina Pardo Maxis
Dominique Elkind, NAAHP: Tell us a bit about your personal background.
Christina Pardo Maxis: I grew up in New York as a first-generation Haitian American.
NAAHP: What’s your current job?
CPM: Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
NAAHP: How did your background prepare you for your current role?
CPM: My background and culture was the reason I pursued a career in Global health so that I can use my career to the benefit of Haiti.
NAAHP: What is the biggest challenge of your work?
CPM: Managing work-life balance. Medicine is a busy field and requires dedication and organization.
NAAHP: What would you say has been your greatest career or personal accomplishments so far?
CPM: Using my position to have an impact in Haiti.
NAAHP: What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?
CPM: It is important to keep “your eye on the prize”. Dedication and persistence are important. And lastly, sometimes you have to be deaf to the negativity.
NAAHP: How long have you been a member of the NAAHP? What’s your best experience thus far?
CPM: I was a member a couple of years ago and just re-connected. It’s inspiring to be around other proud Haitian professionals.
NAAHP: What kind of advice would you give to fellow NAAHP members looking to grow professionally?
CPM: Network, keep an open mind and learn from your mistakes.
NAAHP: Who or what inspires you?
CPM: My family.
NAAHP: When you’re not working, where can we find you?
CPM: With my family in NY or working even when I’m not working, here and I’m Haiti.