I guess you could say it was a calling. I think what draws me to work with our community’s youth is helping and being there for them. Today, that means a lot. In high school, I had a teacher who was a great mentor and really influenced who I am today. When I was nearing college graduation and working as an intern at a Reno nonprofit, I realized I wanted to continue working with youth. I applied to every youth-based nonprofit I could find locally and in surrounding states. I didn’t give up hope. Two days after graduating, I got the call to interview here. I couldn’t be more thrilled – it’s my dream job. I’m now working on becoming a certified drug and alcohol counselor so I can pursue my master’s in counseling with the goal to continue to work with youth.