North Carolina State University: Business Administration, B.S.

Appalachian State University: Business Administration, M.B.A.


Chelsea Oakley is a Clinical Trial Assistant at Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. Chelsea has over 9 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working as a Buyer in the Over-the-Counter Drugs, as well as the Durable Medical Equipment arena. Her primary responsibilities involved sourcing, negotiating, and ensuring quality standards for wholesale product distribution.  As a CTA, Chelsea will support the clinical team with organizing and planning study/project meetings while keeping records of the meeting minutes.  She is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the Trial Master Files to ensure accuracy and completeness.  She is eager to work alongside her team and sponsors to help make advancements in the medical field. Chelsea graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with her BS in Business Administration and continued her education by obtaining her Master's in Business Administration for Appalachian State University.

Chelsea has also served as a graduate assistant and aided in research for business related academic publications. At her previous position she served on the Safety Committee to ensure all warehouse and office safety protocols were abided by. She enjoys servicing her community by volunteering as Head Girl’s Tennis Coach and assisting with Children’s tennis lesson through her local Parks and Recreation Department.  She also has served as a volunteer proctor for Elementary School State Testing.   

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas
Clinical Trial Assistant

North Carolina Mutual Wholesale Drug Company Durham, North Carolina
Over-the-counter Drug And Durable Medical Equipment Buyer
Customer And Retail Services Representative

Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina
Graduate Assistant

Person County Schools Person County, North Carolina
Substitute Teacher And State Test Proctor

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Mr. and Mr. LP Cox Scholarship

Roxboro Savings Bank Scholarship

Piedmont Community College Trustees Scholarship

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