TJ Higgwe

TJ Higgwe

Sr. Consultant I

Market: LA To Glendale
Region: West Coast

B.S. Chemical Engineering │California State University, Long Beach

My professional background consists of 5 years of work experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. For the first two years, I worked for a cell and gene therapy company where I got my first taste of all the GxP acronyms we’ve come to know and love. I also learned a lot about quality and validation. This experience led me to transition to Project Farma where over the past 3 years I’ve supported the coordination, development, and execution of client deliverables across several sites within the PF network.

What excites you about being a mentor?
I think my favorite part of being a mentor is being able to share the insights and advice learned from my own experiences on past project and seeing how that information positively impacts my mentee on their projects. I also enjoy the mutual growth and development that mentorship cultivates as when done effectively, mentorship is definitely a symbiotic relationship.

What are you looking for in a mentee?
It probably sounds super cliché, but I think a good mentor/mentee relationship has to involve trust from both sides (to an extent of course). I want my mentee to trust that I actually am invested in helping them out in whatever way they need from me and at the same time I need to trust that my mentee feels comfortable telling me anything that they are struggling or just need a hand with. In most cases you can’t have one without the other, so I think that foundation of trust has to be there for an effective mentorship relationship.

Hobbies/Fun Facts:
Pretty basic but my hobbies are probably travelling, trying new foods/restaurants, just about anything sports related, and history podcasts.