Two years ago I applied for a position at the Rye Y summer camp. I was granted the wonderful opportunity to have an interview but it conflicted with my school schedule so I was unable to attend. At the end of my semester in school I was still in need of a job for the summer so I tried the Rye Y a second time explaining what happened. Fortunately the position was still open and I was hired as the STEM Specialist for summer camp. This is where my time at the Rye Y began.

After summer camp, I started to work for the Family Services Dept. as well as the after school program. I taught the STEM/Lego Engineering class as well as the beginner’s chess class.

I also worked at our First Family Friday Events as well as our Teen Nights. The kids usually have a wonderful time at these programs and seeing the kids have fun is one of the things I love about my job.

My major in college used to be Biomedical Engineering but I recently switched to Advertising and Public Relations. Along with this academic change I also began working at Member Services. This ties in very nicely with my new major because both require being able to identify the needs of specific audiences and executing those needs.

My favorite part about working at the Y is teaching my STEM/Lego class. I try to make sure the kids are learning something from me but more importantly are having fun in my class. I like to bring my personality into my teaching as well as real life situations because I feel like it makes the class more enjoyable and memorable for the kids. I can say that this has been the best working experience that I have had thus far.