Meet the Publican: Georgia

Meet Georgia, PUBLIC’s summer Client and Research Intern. We sat down with her to give you a little glimpse into what makes Georgia, Georgia.

1. What social impact issue means a lot to you? 

Mental health awareness. Everyone has mental health and I am an advocate for the importance of supporting each other to recognize and prioritize our physical and mental health. I am passionate about spreading awareness about more stigmatized mental illnesses and encouraging people to speak more openly and honestly about their mental health.

2. If you were a dog, what kind would you be?

Corgi. They are notorious for their larger than life personality packed into a small body. The characteristics of “happy, smart, fun-loving, loyal, stubborn and strong-willed” feel to broadly encompass my personality. I also connect to their roots as a farm dog, since I grew up spending weekends on our family farm in Schomberg and my name “Georgia” means “daughter of a farmer.” Although I may be a bit biased because I am a recent Aunt to a beautiful corgi, Audrey Ray.

3. What did you want to be when you were little?

A firefighter. I went on a kindergarten class trip to the local fire station where we got to sit in a firetruck. I am told I was the only student to turn to the firefighter and exclaim “I don’t want to just sit in this thing, I want to drive this baby!” The thought of putting out fires, zooming through the city in a firetruck and helping people seriously enticed me.

4. What’s something weird about you?

I’ve never had a burger at McDonalds.

5. What Harry Potter house would you be placed in?

I had to consult a friend and Buzzfeed quiz for this one because I never really jumped on the Harry Potter bandwagon (another weird thing about me). However, I am told I would be in Gryffindor.

 

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