Lily Glasser - Words Alive Volunteer of the Month - September 2016

Please join us in congratulating Lily Glasser Words Alive Volunteer of the Month for September 2016!

Lily attended a volunteer orientation in July, and immediately hopped on board as an office intern for the summer months.  Her passion for reading and can-do attitude are impressive, and made her an outstanding fit for the position.

Lily worked within the volunteer program to clean up data collection, to create fun and effective advertising for our volunteer opportunities and to build the content for an outreach banner.  She has quite an eye for design, and educated the staff about design programs such as Photoshop and Adobe InDesign through her work with the programs.  Lily was detailed in all of her work, and produced exceptional quality in all assigned projects. 

We have been so lucky to have your support, Lily!  Your maturity, work ethic and skill set are superior – you have such a great academic and professional future.  Thank you for all of your work this summer!

Check Out the Volunteer of the Month Interview with Lily Below!

Lily, tell us a little about yourself! 
I developed a penchant for reading, writing, and language at a young age. An avid, albeit sporadic, reader I enjoy novels, poetry, and short stories. I am currently enrolled as a high school senior, and outside of school I enjoy rowing competitively and listening to music. Through my editing position on staff of my school magazine as well as through perusing popular periodicals, I have gained an interest and appreciation for photojournalism, sensationalism, and design. I aspire to work towards achievement in the language, linguistics, and social science as I go on to pursue higher education.

How long have you been volunteering with Words Alive, and how did you get involved? 
I have been volunteering for WA since the end of July/beginning of August of 2016.

I was drawn to WA because of the organizations meaningful contributions to the community through the promotion of literacy. I first got involved with the organization through correspondence with Christina Meeker.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your volunteer service with Words Alive?
The most enjoyable aspect of my volunteer responsibilities has been being able to create designs to advertise WA; it is rewarding to know that these contributions will be able to advance the organization's reach in our community.

And, by the way, what are you reading lately?
I am currently reading Native Son by Richard Wright.