I’m Jessi, and I’m off to a good start with this interview. I got married in 2020 as a pandemic bride, and that was interesting. I really enjoy concerts, so 2020 was a huge letdown for me. I enjoy travel and advertising – I listen to advertising podcasts and learn about advertising in my spare time, so I’m happy to be at Schaefer!
I’ve recently really gotten into houseplants – I can count (counts out loud) 8 in my living room right now. There’s a lady in our neighborhood who sell plants out of her garage, so we don’t go anywhere else. I’m not even sure she has a company name, she’s just a lady in a garage.
Peru – I love Peru. I try to go back once a year, but it hasn’t happened in 2 years, so here we are – specifically, Paracas, in southern Peru. We go sand-boarding. It’s just a super fun place.
It’s really nice to have a true community of people at work. I worked alone for so long that now I get to enjoy interacting with clients, co-workers, and everyone at Schaefer. I truly enjoy the people. I also like that this job forces me to be organized, because I’m not naturally organized; I like growing that skill.
It would be cool to own a bakery – I don’t know how to bake, but that would be cool. Realistically, I’d probably be event-planning. I love everything about it – I love the stress and the energy. But I feel like it would be cool to own a bakery.
Bridgerton – I’m actually on the audiobook now, too. I’m really obsessed. Before that, Schitt’s Creek.
My favorite show ever is The Office, so I’d choose it. It would be a stressful place to live, but I love it enough that I think it would work out.
I’m a listener, I have too much anxiety to be a talker.
Pasta – because you can put anything on pasta.
Sand-boarding in the sand dunes in Paracas – which are more like sand mountains because they’re so tall. I was pretty scared to go up at first because I’m afraid of heights, but once we got up there it was so much fun.
I would probably take time every day to make sure I had a nice relaxing bath. I want an hour more of bath every day.
At first, when I was looking for internships, I accidentally applied to Schaefer twice – mistakenly for the Summer program, which I wasn’t available for. The one thing that stuck out to me was that the community and culture was very strong – everyone here truly enjoys each other and naturally gets along. I think that it’s a really strong community.