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 IT Specialist 3. I was previously the System Administrator for Children’s Friend, a non-profit specializing in assisting at-risk children and families in Providence, RI. Before that, I worked for Atrion (now a part of Carousel Industries) as a member of their Workforce Agility team, specializing in staff augmentation for data center roles.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
I received the foundation for the skills that I currently have from a state college in Florida and have always been thankful for the care that the staff took in setting me up for success. When I saw this job posting I thought that I would be happiest if I could give back in some way to the state college system and am very happy that I was selected for this role. I look forward to supporting the staff here in making success stories like mine.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
My radio has been broken for a while, but sometimes I will put on some J-pop, classic rock, or some alt rock. I’ve been on a bit of a Hamilton kick lately too.
What was the very first job you ever had?
I worked in a small pizza shop in Saint Augustine, FL as a dishwasher and was eventually promoted to preparing food.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
I’m excited to work with such a large team and to help learn about the specific challenges we face in this environment. I like to be a part of the solution, so I look forward to helping the team tackle them!
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
Professionally, I would like to get comfortable with the environment this first year. Personally, I would like to get established in the area and get back into the classroom to begin working towards my Masters.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
I am very proud that I have been able to find a career that fits me and that gives me the opportunity to help people with my knowledge and skills.
I am proud that I have made such great friends that they are willing to help me make a crazy 3000 mile move so painlessly.
I am proud of how I left my previous job in a better place than I found it.
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
I like to let the nicknames find me. They strike me as a kind of badge that you earn. Hopefully I get one for something positive, but even the ones you earn from something negative have wonderful lessons attached.
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
Maybe finishing my girlfriend’s sentences for her? We are good at it, but I’m sure anyone who spends that much time with someone else gets that way.
If G.R.E.E.N. where an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
Green River Encourages Energetic Neurons