Arienne Shelton joins the SHARC team as the Administrative Specialist with Dr. Cook. Arienne took some time to tell us at SHARC about her career path and to share a glimpse of her life away from campus.
Tell us about your educational background.
I attended grade school in Deltona, Florida, graduated high school with the class of 2006, and obtained my Associate of Arts degree from Seminole State College in 2012.
Tell us about your previous work/research experience.
I worked in veterinary medicine most of my adult career – from grooming to shelter and primary care medicine, and most recently specialty and emergency medicine.
I began working at UF in January 2019 in the Treasury Management department where I supervised the Human Subject Payments (HSP) program and provided administrative support to research divisions within the university.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love performing in local theater productions, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with my family and pets! It balances with the fact that I am also a couch potato and love to binge my favorite TV shows and movies! 🙂
Do you have a favorite pet?
Don’t tell him but my 11 month old Great Dane puppy (Neo) is my favorite!! He is 140lbs and still tries to climb in my lap… We also have a 14 year old rescue dog (Prince) and an almost 3 year old former feral turned fat house cat (Taj) and they are pretty great.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I secretly want to live on a huge farm out in the country, have ALL the animals and serve as a sanctuary for the ones that need a home.
Who inspires you?
My daughters; they are the most resilient and joyful people I know.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?
Too many things to list… but primarily set my mom, grandma, and kids up for life, hire a financial advisor, and invest.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Nobody wants to hear you complain about something that you have the power to change. If it means that much to you work for it!