Recognizable me: Hi, I’m Lia! I was born here in Boulder but spent my life until high school living in Indonesia and Ghana. With all of those awesome childhood experiences, I have developed a sort of addiction to traveling. I have done a lot on these adventures, from walking through the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to camping in the Serengeti in Tanzania. Continuing to see more of the world is something I want to continue to do throughout my life, whether it be through work or in my free time.
Where I’m at: I am an incoming senior at Leeds, majoring in marketing and finance and minoring in Spanish. I was originally an integrative physiology major but decided the business route was better for me than med school. So, I am playing catch-up trying to get in all my classes in order to graduate on time. It has definitely been a challenge!
I am spending this summer in beautiful Boulder taking classes and working. Recently, I got a position as an Account Management Intern at Sterling-Rice Group where I get to help manage marketing operations with the clients from the many companies we work with. If you want to take a closer look at what I spend my days doing, check out the Sterling-Rice Group website. I also babysit a 5-year old and a 3 year old a few nights a week after work for that extra bit of cash.
What I want: I am hoping to get several things out of this class that will help me improve my writing and communication skills in the professional world. I feel that this class is very relevant to the job I am currently in because it will help me communicate better with clients and coworkers as well as improve the professionality of my work content.
Because I am graduating soon, I also want to learn how to improve my application portfolio in order to provide myself with the most amount of opportunities possible as I am looking for potential careers. This class provides more experience in writing as it is applied in the working world and this is very important knowledge to have; so, I am excited to learn and gain more expertise in this area in order to bring that knowledge with me to my current and future jobs.
Where to find me: I’ll be somewhere outside. Whenever I am not working, I go outside, usually with my pup. She is a Pitsky (a Husky-Pitbull mix) named Zi and she enjoys being outside just as much as I do. I love everything outdoors: skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and more. My Instagram is the best representation of just how in love I am with the great outdoors.
As a broke college kid, I have little money to travel by plane to other countries so I spend a lot of time cruising the US in my car for some fun adventures. I started out this summer traveling around Utah, climbing and camping. That week sure felt short after a long semester! For my next mini trip, I am planning on going to Lander, Wyoming to climb so that’s where you’ll find me next.
Although I am crazy about the outdoors, sometimes it’s nice to just hang out and relax. In this case, I’ll be watching movies and shows at home. Currently, I am watching Prison Break. If you like action and cliff-hangers at the end of every episode you should definitely give it a watch. I love to play soccer and play on a rec team here in Boulder.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell!