“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Kasey Petro is the Employer Relations Liaison at the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. She began working at Hope College in September 2016. We asked Kasey 10 questions to give us the chance to get to know her a little better. This is what she had to say:
What is your role at the new BOERIGTER Center for Calling and Career?
I first began working at Hope in the Development and Alumni Engagement Office and this September I moved into the Employer Relations role, at the Boerigter Center. I really wanted to be in this role because I love working with students and I am in a better position to use my skills to be able to connect students to the outside world. I oversee HandShake, work with employers to build relationships that students can later use, and meet with students for mock interviews.
What is one thing that is still on your bucket list?
I would love to hike to the Base Camp of Mount Everest. I love adventures and doing things that stretch my limits!
What is your FAVORITE activity to do outdoors?
I would definitely say mountain hiking and camping.
When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually wanted to be a lawyer. I have always enjoyed debating and love playing devil’s advocate. I remember once when I was in 6th grade, we had a mock trial in which I was the prosecutor. I kept talking and talking even after we had won because I needed to get all of my points across. To this day, I still care about justice and being able to understand both sides of any situation.
What song would you burst out during karaoke?
I would just like to say unless this was a life or death situation I would probably be not singing in public. That being said, I would pick Sweet Caroline, because I know everyone would sing with me.
If you could master any language, which one would you choose?
I would have to say Spanish. My husband speaks fluent Spanish and I would love to be able to use it communicate when we travel.
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
The Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg)
What is your favourite quote?
This is a hard one; there are so many amazing quotes! I really like a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. She said “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Curry for sure. I love all of the different flavors!
What is something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I love all types of games! Board games, card games, sports- you name it. I love a good competition and if I lose a game I want to know why, so it doesn’t happen again.
We hope you enjoyed getting to Kasey Petro. You can head on over to Boerigter Center for Calling and Career to meet with her!