“Never stop reaching for where you want to be, and ALWAYS appreciate the steps you’ve taken and the people who have helped you to get there.”
What did you want to be growing up?
Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher. It has always been incredible to me that teachers possess the ability to influence the lives of so many.
Your first job – what/ where?
My first job was as a restaurant hostess and I loved every single minute of it, learning so many important skills and seeing how much of an impact I could have on people enjoying themselves each day!
Your current position at Free People….
I’m currently the Assistant Copywriter for Apparel, Denim, and Swim.
How did you land at FP?
It’s always been my dream to work at FP, so when I was offered an internship here during the spring semester of my senior year, I knew this is where I was meant to be!
What drew you to it?
The way this company translates into so many facets of our customers’ lives is really what drew me to the company. I’ve been a believer in FP for as long as I can remember and have always been so interested in seeing what’s behind the scenes of the brand. Now having worked beside so many of the people who make it happen, I come to work each day even more inspired and excited than the last.
Proudest work moment:
One of my proudest work moments was the first time I was given the opportunity to present in a meeting. I was so incredibly intimidated and nervous, but having a team of people around you who support you, believe in you, and want to push you to be the best version of yourself truly made all the difference.
Wearing the Printed Lolita top.
What advice would you give someone who’d like to be in your role one day?
I would say to always be true to yourself and what you want to be doing every day. It may take some time to figure out what that is exactly, but once you know what makes you happiest and excites you to come to work each day, you know you’ve found it. Never stop reaching for where you want to be, and ALWAYS appreciate the steps you’ve taken and the people who have helped you to get there.
Favorite part of working at Free People:
My favorite part of working at Free People is being surrounded by the most creative and unique people I’ve ever met, day in and day out. It has kept me so passionate about what I’m doing, and more importantly, just about life in general! I learn something new here each and every day and I am so grateful to be able to experience that feeling as much as I do here. Oh, and of course the fact that I get to bring my sweet pup Marsh with me daily.
Your anthem / theme song?
My current anthem/theme song would have to be “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves. Whenever I’m feeling down, listening to this song reminds me that feelings can be temporary, but what will never change is who you are deep down, and “there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head.”
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