Meet the Team: Nicole Lynch

Our vision for Sivana is always evolving, but one aspect that stays consistent is our expectation of building and fostering a warm, safe community of learners. In this spirit, over the course of several weeks we’ve been spotlighting our team of interns and their work on the ongoing improvements to our blog, website, and social media. We look forward to all of you meeting the individuals building our learning community–join us at www.sivana.live

Today we focus on Nicole:

Tess:

Hi, I’m Tess Britton and today I will be talking with Nicole Lynch, who is a member of our team here at Sivana. Nicole, why don’t you introduce yourself?

Nicole:

Okay, I’m Nicole and I am currently a junior at Ohio University studying Marketing and Retail and Fashion Merchandising. I am also a marketing intern here at Sivana.

Tess:

When did you start working for Sivana?

Nicole:

I joined the team back in February after meeting with Ben and got assigned to work with the marketing team.

Tess:

Congratulations, how have your first few months been?

Nicole:

Great! I help run some of Sivana’s social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and our WordPress blog. I’ve also learned a lot from this internship after being introduced to things like WordPress and Google Analytics. Overall, I definitely feel like I’ve gained some meaningful experiences these past few months.

Tess:

That’s great! Also, you said you go to school in Ohio, is that where you’re from?

Nicole:

No, I actually live about seven hours away in a town near Chicago.

Tess:

Wow, how did you end up going to school in Ohio?

Nicole:

I was drawn to schools in Ohio after my twin sister started looking into Miami of Ohio. I fell in love with the campus at OU and after I applied, I ended up getting into the business school, so it seemed like a great option.

Tess:

What made you choose to study business in college?

Nicole:

Well, I have two older brothers who studied business in college as well as two half-brothers who work in business too. My sister is also studying business in college, but I think my greatest inspiration was my father who started a couple of his own businesses himself. Even without going to college he was able to successfully start his own roofing company as well as a construction company later on. I used to work with him and help him write out contracts on the computer to make them look more professional.

Tess:

Wow it sounds like you have a big family, do you spend a lot of time together?

Nicole:

Yes, we do a lot together, my mom is one of twelve kids and my dad is one of eleven, so we always have someone around looking to meet up or have family get togethers. We especially like to cook together since my mom and many of my relatives grew up in the restaurant business, so they are always teaching me new recipes. 

Tess:

What’s your favorite recipe so far?

Nicole:

It’s a simpler recipe but probably baked mostaccioli. It’s a favorite amongst my family and all my friends.

Tess:

So are you a part of any organizations at Ohio University?

Nicole:

Yes, I’m a part of a few. I joined Chi Omega, a sorority here on campus, my sophomore year and I just joined Kappa Alpha Zeta this year which is a professional strategic communications and marketing fraternity at my school.

Tess:

Oh yeah, I’m familiar with Chi Omegas at my school, they are always fundraising for Make A Wish Foundation, is that correct?

Nicole:

Yes! Every year we do multiple fundraisers to try and grant a wish every few years. I’m usually part of the philanthropy team when planning these fundraisers since my roommate is the philanthropy chair. This year we held our annual Swishes for Wishes basketball tournament and an event called Chi Hop where we sell pancakes to raise money. It’s always a lot of fun bringing people together from around campus to fundraise and we are very close to being able to grant another wish.

Tess:

That’s great! And what is Kappa Alpha Zeta like?

Nicole:

It’s great for people interested in Marketing, Advertising, PR, or leadership. I especially like being in an organization centered around my major and it gives me a great opportunity to network and build on my professional skills.

Tess:

Other than business, do you have any other hobbies?

Nicole:

Yes, as I mentioned before I love cooking but also reading, yoga and really doing anything creative. I am currently trying to teach myself how to sew and then next I want to learn more about Photoshop and graphic design this summer too.

Tess:

That’s interesting, so are you an instructor on Sivana?

Nicole:

Yes, actually, just recently I’ve joined as a tutor for Sivana’s Homework Help program. I have experience tutoring the children that I nannied for when I was in high school and thought this would be a great program to volunteer in. I’m excited because soon I’ll get to connect with and teach students around the world.

Tess:

What level would you be teaching?

Nicole:

I would be most comfortable tutoring kids at an elementary school level but with some preparation I could easily tutor any level between K-12.

Tess:

That’s awesome! Thank you so much for doing this interview, it was a pleasure talking to you today.

Nicole:

Thank you!

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