Staff Spotlight: Jessica Ceisel
We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member, Jessica Ceisel. Jessica is our Community Engagement Coordinator. Keep reading to learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)!
When did you start working at UWLC?
I had the pleasure of joining the UWLC team November 1, 2021
What are your title and role?
My role at United Way of Lake County is Community Engagement Coordinator. I get to have all of the fun! I spend my time interacting with our volunteers and members of our community.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
My background is in education but over the past few years, I have become involved in the non-profit world. It quickly became clear to me that the non-profit sector is exactly where I am supposed to be. I love how UWLC merges my two worlds together by helping education thrive within our local community.
Which of UWLC’s programs do you connect to most and why?
I don’t know if I can pick just one yet. There are so many programs that are making a difference it seems unfair to single one out. I can say that all of our early literacy programs inspire me. When we give a child the gift of reading we are not only giving them an education, but we are also instilling confidence, encouraging imagination, opening windows into new worlds, and allowing our children to dream.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
I can’t believe that I am getting paid to do what I do. I am so in love with getting out into the community and seeing our programs/initiatives take place while meeting new diverse groups of people!
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
You can find me outdoors and on or near the water whenever I get the opportunity. I love to spend time with my husband and two kiddos exploring or finding new adventures with my friends. I also spend much of my time in the rare disease and pediatric medical advocacy world helping to bring awareness and advancement. Most of all, and probably most importantly, I love to laugh and indulge in all things cheese.
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