Medical Laboratory Technician Instructors

Alison Albertson

Alison Albertson

medical laboratory technician

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Alison graduated from Watertown Senior High, continued her education at South Dakota State University in Brookings, interned at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She completed her Master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota. Before coming to Lake Area Tech as an MLT instructor, she worked for Memorial Medical Center as a medical technologist and at Prairie Lakes Hospital as a quality assurance analyst. Alison is the department supervisor for the Med Lab Tech program.

Mona Gleysteen

Mona Gleysteen

medical laboratory technician

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Mona is the HLC Liaison at LATI. Formerly, she was an instructor in the Medical Laboratory Technician program. She attended USD, graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Microbiology, trained at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a MS in Medical Technology. Prior to coming to Lake Area Tech, Mona worked as a medical technologist at Brown Clinic and Memorial Hospital.

Kelly Pesek

Kelly Pesek

medical lab technician

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Kelly, an MLT instructor, is no stranger to Lake Area Tech as she is a graduate of the MLT program and she’s been an adjunct instructor here for 5 ½ years in addition to experience as a Client Services Rep at Avera McKennan Regional Laboratory. Kelly and her husband, Mike, have four daughters and live in Watertown. In her free time, she enjoys reading, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.