What did you do before working at Make-A-Wish Georgia?
I graduated from Auburn University in 2011 and worked at Georgia Aquarium for three years on the Husbandry/Animal Care Team. After meeting a little girl in a penguin encounter who had, as she stated, “just beaten cancer,” I was immediately led to go back to school and pursue a second degree. After my second graduation from Auburn, I worked at Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults), a year-round therapeutic recreation camp for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. I was most recently working on the Development Team for a non-profit here in Atlanta whose focus is children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
What's your favorite part of the job?
So far, I have greatly enjoyed getting to know our Volunteers! We have such a wonderful team whose dedication and heart for Make-A-Wish Georgia’s mission inspires me each and every day. I am excited to work alongside them to grow and evolve our program and watch the impact they will have on our Wish Kids and Families. I know this impact will certainly be two-fold—the lasting impression our Wish Kids will have on our Volunteers will be a feeling that stays in their hearts forever.
What would your wish be?
My wish would be to ride in a hot air balloon and watch the sun rise!