We are so excited to welcome Caroline to the RMHCK family for the summer while she completes her Human Development & Family Studies Degree from Auburn University! You may have already met her or will meet her soon at our House.
Hello, everyone! My name is Caroline Glennon and I’m the new intern. You’ll probably see me around the house this summer, so I thought I should tell you a little bit about myself in my first blog post. I was born and raised in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. I am the third of four children and am very close with my siblings. Though I love Chicago, when I graduated high school I was itching to do something different. That itch led me to Auburn University in Alabama and it was the best decision of my life. I made incredible friends, fell in love with the South, and found a field I was passionate about. I majored in Human Development and Family Studies- Child Life, which essentially is a combination of psychology and child development. Throughout my education I learned I have a heart for helping children and families through difficult times. The final component to completing my Child Life degree is an internship, so that’s how I ended up here! In my free time I love to do yoga and craft, and I am looking forward to getting to know Louisville.
I had heard about Ronald McDonald House Charities and knew I wanted to get involved in all the work that they do to aid families and children. Just a couple weeks into my internship, I have learned about/helped with check-ins and checkouts, as well as working with volunteers, getting to know families, the house, and RMHC as a whole. The most surprising part of my experience so far is how close-knit and helpful the staff is. They have been incredibly warm and welcoming since day one and always make me feel like I am a part of the group. They are so passionate about the organization, their volunteers, and helping each other out—it’s a wonderful example of how a work environment should be. I’m excited to see what the rest of the summer at The House holds!