Dana Henry, the newest student employee at Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs, is excited about many things in her position as the marketing coordinator. She started working on Feb. 21 after being chosen from 27 applicants, five of whom where interviewed.
Henry is a second-year Running Start student who elected to do Running Start because she didn’t like the hostile student interaction at high school.
“I didn’t really fit in with the atmosphere at high school,” Henry said.
As marketing coordinator, Henry will be in charge of updating the Student Programs bulletin boards, taking down promotional posters, working the front desk and possibly plan events.
Her goal for marketing is to make it easier for students to get information about events through eye-catching posters and sandwich boards.
Henry heard about the position from friend and current co-worker Yulia Rybalka, diversity coordinator, who previously held the marketing position before staff changes left the diversity coordinator position open. Henry says that she was too focused and busy with schoolwork to consider a job before now, though she loves working with people and participating in school events.
Henry has been part of school leadership teams before as a member of both the POWER team at Ferrucci Junior High School from 2007-2009 and the HEROS team from 2008-2009 at Glacier View Junior High School. She also participated in the JAG crew at Emerald Ridge High School, although she wasn’t an official member.
Dana also loves reading historical fiction preferably in “real” non-electronic books and playing video games like Skyrim and The Sims. She also enjoys baking.
“I love to bake and cook…they [Student Programs] will be my guinea pigs in here,” Henry said.
Henry is accepted to Western Washington University and she’s currently getting ready to commit and finalize her housing. While attending, she plans to study business and study abroad a lot. After school, Henry eventually plans to open her own bakery.
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