New Employee Spotlight – Lenzi Penaranda

We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.Penaranda, Lenzi
Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
I am the part time Human Resource Consultant Assistant. I have my master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and am just getting started in the Human Resource field.

What drew you to apply to Green River?
The idea of working for the college where I get the opportunity to see people learn and grow.

On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
A little bit of everything but usually old school rap to wake me up.

What was the very first job you ever had?
I worked seasonal customer service at Emerald Downs Race Track.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?
I am excited to learn from my HR Team.

What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
I would like to learn more about the general Human Resource practices our office works with.

What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?

  • Getting my Master’s degree
  • Having and getting to raise my children
  • Building a house

If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
Tammy calls me “the kid,” because I have a lot of energy and am always moving.

For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I don’t think I have a hidden talent, so I guess yoga.

If G.R.E.E.N. where an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?

Give
Receive
Earn
Entitle
Never quit

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