Discover the DNA of… Lili Ortega

GenDx is a global leader in molecular diagnostics and develops innovative products for HLA typing and chimerism monitoring. Our team consists of specialists, strategists, technicians, developers and creatives, all with different competences but with the same drive: to advance the field by offering excellent molecular diagnostic tools and sharing knowledge. In our blog Discover our DNA, we like to introduce you to the people behind GenDx. This time we are happy to introduce our colleague: Lili Ortega

Lili In a few words
Reliable, dependable, inquisitive and trustworthy

What position do you fulfill?
Logistics and Administrative Associate
Manage daily office business and Logistics procedures, everything from the start of a purchase order to completion of delivery and invoicing and solving problems in-between!

What motivates you in your work?
Positive attitudes and enthusiasm from myself and others

What achievements are you most proud of?
Jumping in and taking charge of the Chicago office with little guidance. Managing to get past customers to pay very old invoices! Coordinating the office move. Learning more about HLA etc…. to better understand the nature of the business and able to ask the right questions.
I like to also think of myself very determined to be of value and with my actions moving towards understanding as much as I can to continue to be a benefit to GenDx.

What is your passion, besides your work at GenDx?
My family, children and dogs. They keep me on my toes! Love the outdoors from brisk walking, running, biking, tennis, kayaking to theater and traveling. I also volunteer in the community.

What do people probably don’t know about you?
For as much as I am family oriented, I have a very special relationship with each of my children. My oldest son Christian and I share the love of music. So we have been going to music concerts since he was a child, starting out with classic rock band and moved to touch on all genera’s of music until COVID stopped the world. My middle son Nicholas and I share time kayaking, golfing, talking about world politics and our 401K investments. While my youngest and only daughter Alyssa, still in High School, we share the love of theater and travelling, the 2 things we couldn’t do this past year other than talking about how to catch up on the lost time.  One thing most people do not know about me is that as a child I would go to Europe with my grandmother and spend the entire summer in different parts visiting family. As a kid I always thought that was strange that everyone didn’t do that! Also that I was a bartender for a few years after college. The last thing that most do not know about me is my real name. My real first name is Ljiljana. I am Serbian but born in the US, 1st generation American.
This is me…… 🙂