How have your past experiences prepared you for this position?
Working in the food service industry has helped me grow in many categories. I learned time management, patience, problem solving, confidence, and customer service. Having worked at the same place for three years, I understand loyalty and how important dependability is to a company. Working at the same place has also given me the chance to perfect my professional abilities. I have also picked up skills through my extra curriculars such as: leadership, creativity, team-work, and presentation.
Why are you interning with Vanguard?
I want to improve my professional abilities, push my skillset beyond what I already know, and take in all of the opportunities Vanguard has to offer.
What do you like most about Vanguard?
I think the work being done here is really important and makes strides for advocacy groups and political candidates. Being part of something that makes a positive difference is significant to me. In addition, the atmosphere is very professional, which is quite different from previous work environments. Everybody here is prepared to help me learn, and grow, and yet it is still easy-going and fun.
What are you studying?
Currently, I am entering my second year at Lansing Community College, with plans to transfer to Ferris State University in pursuit of my Bachelor's degree in Public Relations with a focus on the environment.
What do you do outside of work?
I enjoy relaxing outdoors with family and friends. This usually involves bike riding, swimming, hammocking and leisurely walks. I love camping and going to my friends' cottages to tube, jet ski, ride boats and soak up the sun. I also enjoy dancing, writing poetry, and watching movies.
What is your favorite sports team?
My favorite football team is the Navy Midshipman. My sister attended the Naval Academy and was a cheerleader. Over the course of her four years, we attended nearly half of the games. I like that all of the players, whether they are on special teams or quarterback, have a brotherhood like no other. They will all go on to do amazing things for our military and risk their lives for my freedom. In addition, they are one of the few teams that has the triple option offense, which is pretty cool.
What are you currently Netflix binge watching?
I am in love with the lawyer show, Suits. It's such an incredible show.
Describe yourself in five words.
Energetic, Tenacious, Happy, Gregarious, Positive