GEM Environmental is excited to welcome one of our new members to the team. Ashley McDonough is our new Human Resources and Accounting Clerk.
Ashley is an Arizona native from Tucson. She has had the pleasure of living the past ten plus years in the Northern Arizona area, escaping the heat! Ashley has always held a high interest in various scientific fields including biology, anthropology, and psychology. She values STEM education because it so clearly influences all aspects of our world and society from a cellular level. Welcome to the team, Ashley!
How did you hear about this service opportunity?
I first heard about GEM through friends in the Prescott area. After researching and applying for the position, I knew it was the perfect job for me!
Please provide a brief description highlighting your work/area of focus.
I come from many years in the restaurant industry, helping to facilitate company growth on multiple different levels. I now look forward to being of service to the community in a new light.
What do you plan to accomplish during your service term with GEM?
I plan being part of the growth related to GEM's program outreach in as many aspects as possible. I am also excited to expand my skills in human resource management and standardization (which I love!).
What are your career goals?
Working at a non-profit organization that I am passionate about, opens a whole new world for me. I anticipate staying in this arena for a very long time.
Do you plan to continue your education? If so, what programs or school are you looking into and what is the highest degree you plan to earn?
Absolutely! I envision myself taking classes into old age, even if its just for fun (I love learning). For the immediate future my plans include education in psychology, grant writing, and nutrition.
Have you had any other internship or service opportunities before this? If so, how do you believe internships have benefited you so far?
I have had first hand experience in internship (years back). It helped me gain the confidence I needed to go forward successfully in life. I am so excited to be part of that positive trajectory for many others!