How do you like to start your day?
Jennifer Cocklin - I am woken daily by our two lovely cats, Daisy and Dash, who insist on being fed. Afterwards, I like to start my day with a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes reflecting on the day ahead and what I want to accomplish.
Lisa Loomis - With coffee, contemplation, and an intention. It sets the tone for the day and keeps me on track toward my goals.
Jessica Osgood – I start my day with a cup of flavored coffee with flavored creamer. After getting my two boys to school, I always start with organizing my To Do List and sorting priorities of tasks.
What energizes you at work?
Jennifer Cocklin - I am most energized by the team I am fortunate to work with and the amazing colleagues who participate in the workshops and programs we offer to campus. Being able to learn from one another, share ideas, and help support each other is what makes our work successful.
Lisa Loomis - I love talking with people. There is no greater gift then when someone shares a part of their story with you. When opportunities to be curious and creative present themselves. Creating new learning opportunities for the Dartmouth community.
Jessica Osgood – The part of my job that energizes me the most is working on a team of supportive and creative colleagues. Always knowing that there are people there to support you allows for creativity and innovation.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Jennifer Cocklin - My favorite thing about my job is getting to know and understand someone else. We are all unique and bring our talents to our jobs and Dartmouth. Respecting and honoring one another is important to creating a welcoming community.
Lisa Loomis - I would say that the favorite thing about my job is also what I find most energizing. I would add that I get to work with an incredibly talented, thoughtful, and dedicated team that trusts and encourages me to stretch and grow, and to create and curate content that I hope people find meaningful.
Jessica Osgood – My favorite thing about my job is working with people to advance their skills. I love seeing people learn and grow as individuals and enhancing their knowledge that will help them find what they love to do.
What’s your favorite quote?
Jennifer Cocklin - “What we know matters but who we are matters more.” -Brené Brown
Lisa Loomis - "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." -Albert Einstein
Jessica Osgood – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela