Meet the Team - Sarah!
Published 10 July, 2019
Sarah is our summer intern at GXG. Sarah is heading into her third year at Emory University, where she studies Quantitative Science – a major that integrates data science and sociology.
Why is Grit important to you?
During my first week at GXG, Craig passed me a book called Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth and told me it was an absolute must-read – and he was right! As a student in the early stages of my career, reading this book was a powerful, inspirational, and motivational experience. The insight that resonated with me the most is the idea that we are constantly evolving, changing, and growing – and that if we take the time to intentionally construct and feed our passions, that growth will happen even faster.
What is your Grit Score?
My grit score is a 4.0/5.0. I am excited and encouraged by the concept that our grit scores can change. I am hopeful that my grit will grow and improve with time and experience.
What’s a personal hobby that you’re passionate about?
Photography. Last summer, I spent 6 weeks studying photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography where I developed a passion for portrait and documentary photography. I love to tell stories through my work. Lately, I’ve gotten really into shooting film. Developing my own photographs in the darkroom is one of my favorite ways to spend time.
All photos in this post were provided by Sarah
What’s your out of the office learning goal?
I would really like to learn to speak Greek. I will be spending my fall semester studying in Athens, Greece. As of right now, I can barely read the Greek alphabet. Wish me luck!
What’s the greatest advice you’ve ever gotten?
I’m not sure if this qualifies as advice, but there’s a Maya Angelou quote that has always resonated with me – “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote constantly reminds me of the importance of respect, vulnerability, and authenticity in human relationships.
What’s something interesting that you’ve read/listened to/watched recently?
I recently watched The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. This documentary shares the shocking, disturbing, and absolutely fascinating story of Elizabeth Holmes and her experience as CEO and founder of a company called Theranos. I would highly recommend it.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little, I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. When I was in elementary school, I would always carry around a notebook to write stories and poems – and then I would read them to just about anyone who would listen!
Are you a cat or a dog Person?
A dog person. No question. One of my favorite things about GXG is our dog-friendly office space!
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