Article penned by Kristian Munroe, GWC Intern.

Lilly, 19, is a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University. She is interning at Gateway Center for the summer, and let’s peek into Lilly’s day to day experience.

Lilly looking sharp, standing up for #changinglives and #endinghomelessness

Lilly looking sharp, standing up for #changinglives and #endinghomelessness

-Where is home?

I am from Yorktown but currently living in Lexington, Virginia.

-What school do you attend?

Currently, I am attending Washington and Lee University.

What is your major?

I am pursuing a double major in Economics and Business Administration with

a minor in Poverty Studies and Human Capabilities.

How did you hear about Gateway Center?

My school set up the internship, I had not heard of it prior to the organization at my school recommending I intern here. The people that are head of the organization highly recommended that I come here, because they felt like the job fit my personality, and I just found out that it does.

-What does your job look like day to day?

I work the Service Desk in the Community Engagement Center in the morning and work with volunteers in the afternoon.

Have you made any relationships at Gateway Center?

Yes, with fellow interns, full time employees and clients.

-How do you like your internship? 

LOVE IT. Everyday is a new and exhilarating adventure.

What is the hardest part about your job?

Not being able to help everybody. There are many times that I wish I could do more, and due to the lack of resources or other situations, I’m not able to assist with what they need.

What do you do in your free time?

Since coming to Atlanta, my free time is often spent exploring the city. I have explored both the music scene and the cultural side of Atlanta. It’s always an adventure.

-what advice could you give someone that wanted to do your job?

Be patient. There are many situations and backgrounds to each and every client. It is important to maintain a sense of calmness and such to each and every client.

Thanks Lilly for your service. We already miss you.