August 20, 2021

Seeking balance with a side of fries

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis with my parents, 2 younger sisters, and all of my extended family. I always loved school, taking on new challenges and staying busy. I knew I wanted an adventure for college. After touring almost every school in the South, I fell in love with Clemson University in South Carolina. I didn’t even apply anywhere else – that’s how convinced I was that it was my place! It was there where I learned my love for southern hospitality, Clemson football, lake days and the advertising industry.

I had a couple key internships during college, both in the healthcare space, one on the client side and one at an agency. These experiences gave me a well-rounded perspective on healthcare marketing and reinforced my desire to start my career at an agency. I was fortunate to intern for Schaefer on the healthcare team before starting full-time, which allowed a smooth transition into the company and our clients. 

What’s something you love to do?

I love staying active by running, cycling, or even just going on walks with friends. Similarly, I enjoy eating healthy. I’m a sucker for a green juice from Pressed Juicery after my Saturday morning workout. Spending time by the water, such as a lake or beach, is another big one. I also love cheering on any Clemson Tigers sporting event (but mostly football, of course) and traveling. But most importantly, I love spending time with friends and family!

What’s your favorite place?

Rosemary Beach, FL. Ever since I was little, my extended family and I would go on a summer vacation. I grew up going to beaches along 30A, but one year we ended up finding Rosemary Beach and now we go there every summer. So many of my favorite memories are there!  

What do you love about the job?

I love working with Kat and the fun, collaborative environment at Schaefer. I also love the clients I get to work on. It has been the most valuable first job so far. I know I will always look back and be thankful for my time at Schaefer!

What is the last thing you binge-watched?

Outer Banks 2. I watched the first season when I had Covid last year. I am not a Netflix person, and it’s atypical for me to binge-watch an entire season. In college, the free time I had would be spent with friends. But everyone was talking about it, and I just had to check it out since I was hooked after Season 1.

What’s your favorite book?

Harry Potter. I literally read the books so fast, probably in second or third grade. I loved them and watched all the movies. In my senior year of college, my roommates and I all loved Harry Potter. So, we watched a movie per week leading up to graduation.

If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?

To be honest, I don’t really watch TV.

Are you a listener or a talker?

Talker 100%. But I want to be a better listener, and I am working on that daily!

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My favorite meal: salad and fries. It’s all about balance, right?

If there weren’t any more computers, what would be your new occupation?

I would love to teach cycle/group fitness classes!

What’s the scariest thing you’ve done for fun?

Jump into the lake off of a bridge! I’m such a rule follower, and this was so scary to me.

What’s your favorite children’s story?

Goodnight Moon

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?

Writing letters to friends that live far away or cooking/baking more!

Any words of advice?

Act confident, and no one will question you.

Why Schaefer?

I loved the opportunity for growth. The people are committed to each other and the community.