Get to Know an Intern - Abby

December 12, 2017


Introduce yourself!

Hi guys! My name is Abby and I am a senior at Rutgers New Brunswick in the Social Work program, with a minor in Psychology.


What is your ideal career?

One of the reasons I am so grateful to be interning at YES is that it gives me a different perspective about what my ideal career might be. I used to be dead set on wanting to be a guardian ad litem, or some sort of advocate for children in a court setting. Now, I can certainly see myself working in a school system. I know that whatever I do, I want to impact children’s lives and make them feel like there is someone out there who cares about them and will advocate for them.


What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to read! I’ve read and reread the Harry Potter series more times than I’d like to admit. I also love to cook with my friends and try new recipes that we find.


If you could hang out with one celebrity for a day, who would it be and what would you do?

It would definitely be Guy Fieri from the TV show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives". I would love to go check out some of the places he visits on his show and try the food with him, and he seems like a really easygoing person.


What is the best piece of advice you can give to the kids at YES?

I think they would all know what I am going to say! But my best piece of advice is to simply be kind. Smile, give out lots of hugs, and understand the magnitude of your actions. The smallest gesture could be what someone needed to get them through their day.

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