Jackie Newton is a site director for AES in Dallas, Texas. She was born and raised in McAllen, Texas, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in health education from Texas State University. While in school, Jackie started working at PPD’s Phase I clinic as a dietetic technician, and later, a commercial analyst. She then went to practice as a registered dietitian for several years while still working with PPD part-time. She came back to PPD full-time in 2018 as a food and nutrition services manager. In 2019, she moved to Dallas and transitioned into a leadership role with AES. She was recently selected by senior leadership as an AES Star Award recipient for Q3 2021.
More about Jacklyn
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is supporting my staff and watching them achieve their goals.
What motivated you to become involved in clinical research?
I used to work as a registered dietitian for people with cystic fibrosis and witnessed firsthand how innovative research and clinical trials gave people with the disease a longer life expectancy and significantly improved their quality of life. What we do in clinical research literally changes lives and it’s the reason why I am in this industry today.
What makes you happy to be part of AES?
AES continues to deliver successful clinical trials that truly make a positive impact on the world.
How does working at AES help you maintain a work-life balance?
At AES, I am not expected to take work home. I put in all my work during business hours and at the end of each day, I get to go home and enjoy spending time with my family.
At AES, I have learned to meet people where they are and work with them to bring out the best version of themselves.