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Member Spotlight - April 2015 - Elizabeth Parades, Manager of Corporate EHS Audits; CF Industries
April 2015 Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Parades

This month we introduce you to Elizabeth Parades, Manager of Corporate EHS Audits at CF Industries Inc., one of the members who helps make our network so unique.

Member Spotlight - April 2015 - Elizabeth Parades, Manager of Corporate EHS Audits; CF Industries Inc.

What are currently working on?

I'm currently training and organizing new members of the audit group.

What do you like about your job?

I like that there are always new issues to tackle.

What is your biggest challenge in your current role?

We have hired a lot of new staff but we need to train them and show them the CF Audit process.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of obtaining my professional certifications and the improvements I've made to the audit program.

What advice would you have for someone entering the field today?

Finish your education while you are still young. The job market will continue to look for degreed individuals with experience, rather than just experience. Obtain professional certifications as theses will also give you an edge when promotions come around.

What are the three words your spouse/colleagues/best friends would use to describe you? 

Inquisitive, friendly, punctual.

What aspect to the natural world/environment impresses you the most? Why?

Flowers and insects. It's impressive how something so small can be so intricate and diverse.

What do you like to do during your free time?

I like to garden and go saltwater fishing.

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