It’s been a while since our last Woman of the Week post. Not because we were lacking in bad-ass women to feature, but rather the opposite. Every day there are so many women who inspire us with their wisdom and all-around awesomeness, that it’s been hard for us to keep up. But today is different from other days because today is the day our summer social media intern leaves us and we figured what better way to show our gratitude for all of the hard work she’s done than to spotlight her as our Woman of the Week?
Like a personal ray of sunshine in the office, Allie’s charmed us with her sunny disposition and humorous anecdotes. She’s a lover of Adam Levine, waffles and corgis and the face behind our tweets, likes and hashtags. We’ve been so #blessed to have her here in the office and we wish her the best on her next big journey (she’s going to Rome!).
What experience in your life has had the greatest impact on who you are today?
I did a lot of service work and mission trips throughout junior high and high school. I’ve served at soup kitchens in Inglewood, cleaned up after floods in North Dakota, helped restore a school in New Orleans after Katrina, and raised money for furniture and Christmas presents for less fortunate families. Each of these experiences has shaped my outlook on life. I try to take nothing for granted in my life and always lend a helping hand when I can.
If your life was being made into a movie, what type of movie would it be and who would play you? Why?
If my life was a movie, it would be a dramedy because a great deal of awkward and embarrassing things happen to me almost everyday. I think an audience would definitely get a laugh at me making a fool of myself constantly. But I also have the tendency to be over dramatic so a few tear-jerker scenes would probably be included. If I could pick anyone, I would have Jennifer Lawrence play me because I think she could capture my sassy and sarcastic personality perfectly. Also, she would make me seem a lot cooler than I actually am.
How did you meet your best friend?
I met my best friend Rose in our Algebra 1 class freshman year of high school. I remember thinking she was super nerdy because she sat in the very front row while I tried to get the farthest back seat possible. We both didn’t know that many people at the school, but we instantly clicked because we both have the same weird sense of humor! We got in way too much trouble in high school for always talking and laughing when we weren’t supposed to.
Besides working here, what’s been the best part of your summer?
Obviously working here was the best part of my summer! But besides that…living in PB (Pacific Beach for all of you non-locals) made this summer 100x better than last. I live two blocks from the beach and steps away from burritos! What more could I ask for!?
What do you look forward to the most on your trip?
I am most looking forward to eating gelato EVERY SINGLE DAY!
What is one thing on your European bucket list?
One thing on my European bucket list is to go to Oktoberfest, wear the traditional clothing, eat pretzels, and (even though I am not a big fan) drink tons of beer! My friend and I just figured out all of the details of the trip recently so I am counting down the days until I can cross it off my insanely long travel bucket list!
What’s your best piece of advice for someone who’s thinking about spending a semester abroad?
I would tell someone that is about to go abroad to not be afraid of being outside of their comfort zone. Traveling in a foreign country by yourself where you don’t know the language is scary. But that shouldn’t stop you from going to all of the places you have ever wanted to go to or maybe even from solo traveling! A semester is not that long, and you don’t want to let fear stop you from experiencing all there is to see. You don’t want to come back regretting not going to a city because no one else could go with you or you didn’t speak the language.