The Zealous Good interns have arrived! For the next few months they’ll be helping to keep our team running in the areas of public relations, tech, suburban expansion, marketing and nonprofit outreach. They’re also pretty cool, well-rounded people (i.e. not IBM’s Watson – that was too expensive… maybe summer 2013?). Below you can find out more about our summer crew!
1. Name: Christina Coy
Place you call home: Park Ridge, Illinois
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
You can find me at: North Avenue Beach or my house in Park Ridge
What drew you to Zealous Good? I’ve worked with a startup before and wanted to get more experience with doing so. I also really liked the idea of being able to work with a company that is doing something to better the community.
What’s one place in Chicago you’d like to check out but haven’t been to yet? Shedd Aquarium. I don’t know why I’ve still never been there.
Favorite word: Literally
After I graduate I will: Be going to graduate school.
2. Name: Michael Meyer
Place you call home: Macon, GA
College: Purdue University
You can find me at: Diversey Driving Range, Lakefront Trail, Wrigley Field
What drew you to Zealous Good? The chance to make a large impact in a growing company that has a great mission.
What’s one place in Chicago you’d like to check out but haven’t been to yet? I would like to check out the Half Acre Brewery tour or maybe go on one of those tourist river boat tours.
Favorite word: Dilly-Bar
After I graduate I will: Never take another complex math course again…ever.
3. Name: Brittany (but I prefer Britt) Wisniewski
Place you call home: Park Ridge, IL
College: Knox College
You can find me: If it’s summertime in Chicago, there’s a good chance I’m at the beach. Specifically the sand courts at North Ave!
What drew you to Zealous Good?: I heard Brittany pitch at a Technori event and within those 5 short minutes I was sold. The concept of Zealous Good struck a chord with my love for nonprofits, and her passion was completely contagious. I knew instantly this was something I wanted to be a part of.
What’s one place in Chicago you’d like to check out but haven’t been to yet?: I want to check out more neighborhoods beyond the loop. There are so many great areas with cute restaurants and shops just waiting to be explored!
Favorite word: Finagle ..it’s just so fun to say
After I graduate I will: Move back to the city and never again agree to live in a town without a Dunkin Donuts-I really do run on that stuff!
4. Name: Megan Breehl
Place you call home: CHICAGO! (but originally from Ohio…)
College: Loyola University Chicago
You can find me at: Molly’s Cupcakes, my bed, or on Twitter.
What drew you to Zealous Good? I love the idea behind Zealous Good- it’s such a simple yet needed service. It’s great to see charities get the things they need to make a difference in their community.
What’s one place in Chicago you’d like to check out but haven’t been to yet? I would love to go kayaking on the river this summer. I also want to check out the Chicago Gangster Tour.
Favorite word: Serendipity
After I graduate I will: Just graduated in May- woohoo! But I hope to find a full-time job for the fall in Public Relations and also travel to Italy sometime in the next year or two!
5. Name: Victor Peña
Place you call home: Chicago — Old Town
College: Columbia College Chicago
You can find me at: My apartment, eating tacos in Pilsen, riding my bike on the lake path. You can follow me on twitter @vicjr. I can also be found on Turntable.fm in the ‘Electronic Music for Grown Ups’ or ‘Chill or Be Chilled’ rooms.
What drew you to Zealous Good? I first saw Zealous Good at Technori Pitch in March. It was a good presentation. That sold me the idea. I wondered why I had not thought of it. My girlfriend always donates. She had problems in the past finding the right recipients. Zealous Good helps items find a good home and extends their life-cycle. I was drawn to the simplicity of the service. Also, the value ZG provides communities.
What’s one place in Chicago you’d like to check out but haven’t been to yet? I love Chicago. I have been to almost every museum in the city. Yet, Adler Planetarium eludes me. I will attend it sometime in the next three months.
Favorite word: Aequanimitas, it means, with an even mind. It is latin for equanimity.
After I graduate I will: N/A (I am looking for the right Graduate school)
6. Name: Colleen Froehlich
Place I call home: Palatine, Illinois
College: University of Iowa
You can find me at: Starbucks, North Avenue Beach..anywhere outside!
What drew you to Zealous Good? Their mission and goal to ultimately help people and do good.
What’s one place in Chicago you’d like to check out but haven’t yet? Soldier Field.
Favorite Word: Va bene -technically a phrase, but say it fast like the Italians (just got back from Italy-new found favorite)
After I graduate I will: Hopefully have a job in my major and still helping do good!