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.
Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
I am the new Financial Aid Assistance Director. I have worked in higher education for over 12 years in various departments. Some of my roles involved overseeing Veterans Affairs, Financial Aid Office and Admissions/Outreach departments. I also have little bit of experience working in a school district as a Family Advocate and Community Engagement Liaison.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
Initially, the location was the reason why I stared looking into employment opportunities at Green River. However, the vision, mission and core values as stated on the website were what inspired me to apply for my current position.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
It depends on my weather/mood of the day: Air1, NPR, audio readings etc.
What was the very first job you ever had?
My first job was working at Burger King as a cashier when I was in high school.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
Returning to the “financial aid world”! I did miss a little bit of dreaming about the never-ending Federal/State policies/updates in the middle of the night. More importantly, helping students with their financial needs to achieve their educational/career goals is what excites me the most!
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
During my first year, I would like to learn/adopt GRC’s culture & establish relationships with different departments that allow me to be more resourceful in assisting our students and supporting my team.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
Three accomplishments that I am most proud of in my life are being the mother of my two amazing boys, personal development and outreach engagement that allows me to make a difference in people’s lives in my community.
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
“Sweet Banty” is one of the nicknames… because kindness and harmony are most important values of mine, and I am a fighter who likes to challenges the impossible.
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I do not think I have any hidden talent, but if GRC ever has annual talent show, I will go stand by the entrance to greet everyone with a big smile.
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
Guidance – for mentorship and leadership
Reestablishment – for change & restoration
Exploration – for new ideas and innovation
Engagement – for belonging and partnership
Nature – for acceptance of realities and facts