* Name: Ashley Williams
* Position: Child life specialist
* Location: T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger Health System
* What is a child life specialist: "We focus on the psycho-social aspect of children while they're in the hospital. We make it a less scary environment for them. We make needle-pokes or surgery, or scary words and terms a little less scary. We do that through play, education and distraction. We play with a purpose."
* First job: "I worked at Chik-fil-A for two days when I was 14. They spilled chicken on me and I quit."
* Best part of the job: "When I leave work and when I come to work, I'm so grateful for the job I have and for my life. I work with kids with cancer and blood disorders, so I see these kids go through all this crazy stuff, but I'm also so rewarded to have known them and get to see them. I'm very grateful when I leave and go home. I'm very thankful for my health."
* Worst part of the job: "I have to clean toys all day long. If a kid uses a toy, I have to wipe it down, especially with my kids with cancer because their immune systems are compromised. That's the day-to-day worst part of my job. Overall, the worst part is having to lose a patient and see the family have to say goodbye to a child."
* What she's learned: "My job makes me happy. To have my dream job right out of college is pretty crazy. I've learned how to establish relationships and care for people."
* How to make a career of it: Have a four-year degree in a related field, complete an internship, and take a certified test to become a certified child life specialist.