Amber is an Interview & Match Support Specialist with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass/Metrowest agency.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring?
Water, blanket, peanuts
What is your favorite television show?
Currently, How I Met Your Mother!
If a movie was made about your life, who would you choose to play you and why?
Reese Witherspoon. I just absolutely love her, and she would be a great actress to capture the hardships that I have overcome.
What is your favorite holiday?
Definitely Thanksgiving, I love the food! Fourth of July is a close second because I love spending it with family and friends! It’s the best of both worlds.
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
This is a really hard question. I am going to have to say, Ellen DeGeneres. I am star struck by her! I just absolutely love her show, love her, and everything she does. I love laughing, and I just think that she would be one heck of a lunch date!
What made you want to work at Big Brothers Big Sisters?
I have always loved the work that BBBS does, and it’s been in my family for a while. When I was a little girl, both my brother and I had Bigs. When I was searching for jobs after college and saw one available for this agency, I immediately applied. I knew I would not be disappointed in my job, and I also knew that I would love working for such a great mentoring agency!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy how I can work in the office with co-workers, but in the same day I can be out working at a site with all the Littles! I love that balance, and I think it does me a lot of good from day to day. I love that I get to mentor my high school Bigs and spend time with their Littles at the same time!
What has been your favorite day on the job so far?
My favorite day is actually my matches least favorite day. I love the last day of programs!! I love them because all of the matches come with smiles on their faces, sometimes small gifts (a flower, candy, etc.) and they show their appreciation for each other even more on that day than any other day. The last day is so much fun, and everyone is there to be there and so sad to see that summer has come.
Why do you think the work Big Brothers Big Sisters does is so meaningful?
Mentoring is meaningful for many different reasons. I think giving children someone to look up too, trust, and someone that is consistent is one of the best things you can do for a child that lacks all of those things. Mentoring gives children and families something to look forward to, and that’s a great feeling.