Lia Vissing: 3-Month Status Update
Lia joined the PL team this term as our communications resident. A proud University of Kentucky graduate, Lia wo(manned) our social media, blog other communication channels. We asked Lia to reflect on her PL experience. Here's what she said:
What did you accomplish during your residency that you're most proud of?
L: Building the relationships that I have with the core team members as well as helping with the organization of different events that were held at PL. I really enjoyed putting the Louisville trip together and working with the fellow residents on different projects such as the PL coffee–People’s PerkTM or Globe in the Dark. What I loved most about this residency was that it didn’t feel like a typical internship. As a resident you are very much a storytelling engine for the PL team. Because of this responsibility, I feel that it makes you grow even more and forces you to take ownership of your work.
What skills do you feel like you developed/sharpened?
L: My communication skills of course! Each day at PL, there was the possibility of it being different from the previous day. I had tasks thrown in my direction that I’ve never encountered before and because of this, I was able to develop more problem solving skills as well as continue to sharpen the skills that I already had.
Did you make any connections or form any relationships during your term that you plan to carry forward?
L: PL is a hub for many creative and inspirational people; I hope that by continuing my connection with this environment and space, I can continue to meet amazing people. The core team has been very supportive throughout this whole process. I have a small collection of cards from different people that I’ve met during my time here, so I hope to be able to stay in contact with those people as well.
What's next for you?
L: I don’t have any set plans as of yet, still looking for communication positions. However, I hope to use my connections that I’ve made to further my career and potentially still working in the nonprofit world. This experience has been very impactful and it is something that will stay with me for a very long time.