As the world’s most indecisive teenager, I waited until the acceptance deadline to pick where I would spend the next four years of my life. I loved aspects of all the seven schools I was considering. But ultimately, I chose Harvard, the school I most connected with on my campus visit. Even if it was only 40 minutes from home.
I would’ve told you then and I absolutely believe now that Harvard gave me the best four years of my life. From the academics to house life to the annual Harvard-Yale football game, Harvard helped me grow into myself.
That’s what made moving out of the upper-class housing I’d shared with my closest friends for three years one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Not only because of the sheer volume of clothes, candy-colored furniture, and Harvard swag I’d acquired over the years but also because it had become my second home. And I was being evicted.
Last summer I was finally able to come home again. I—and nearly 1,000 of my classmates—celebrated my Five-Year Reunion. More than half my class traveled from out of state and out of country for the three-day affair. It was like we’d never left. We were given the option to stay in the dorms, and hundreds of us did (duh!). Being on campus in those tiny un-air-conditioned rooms in the heart of summer led to spontaneous partying and reminiscing. It made us really relive those four years of college and reminded us of why we should give back: to ensure that future classes wouldn’t miss out on this opportunity. Not surprisingly, we beat the all-time attendance record and were just $10,000 away from breaking the record for Five-Year Reunion giving.
And, thanks to EverTrue, I was able to capture part of the action in Reunion Crashers. I was a freelance video producer at the time, which was made possible in great part by tapping into my alumni networks at both Harvard and Syracuse (where I got my Master’s). I directed and produced the video of EverTrue crashing my reunion and voila; I was hooked on the company’s culture.
The EverCrew I worked with was fun and smart and genuine. Their ideas were fresh and insightful. I was so taken by EverTrue’s culture, in fact, that I had to become a permanent part of the team.
Who wouldn’t want to be part of a company with a mission to build relationships in pursuit of a better world?!
So here I am! EverTrue’s Head of Content. I can’t wait to get your feedback on our blog posts and welcome all your suggestions!