December 2015/January 2016: Shannon Takahata

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"Shannon consistently upholds all policies regarding our participants, even when it is her close friends and dorm mates that are trying to get away with breaking them. She also is one of the most patient people I have ever met when it comes to dealing with participants. Specifically this month she had to deal with a group of extremely rude and rambunctious ice hockey fans. She handled the situation with grace and understanding, but had to kick out a participant and held her ground while being insulted. She is always picking up shifts for others who are in need, and has made it her personal goal to help continually train our new supervisors on how this job is done correctly and properly. I have had multiple reports from our Managers that they have seen her walking the new supervisors through every step of the night to ensure they know exactly what they are doing and helping them build confidence. She has gained the respect and trust of her peers and I always know that no matter what happens, Shannon will take control and will handle the situation as best she can."

- Kenton Elworth, Intramural Sports Intern


Hometown

Franklin, Massachusetts 

Hobbies/Interests

Baseball (softball), watching the History Channel, and trying new foods.

Year at Notre Dame

Junior

Major(s)

History & Math

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I am still deciding what I want to be when I grow up.

What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy working at RecSports?

  • The people
  • The competition among residence halls
  • Watching some of the more unique sports

What’s one thing you would like everyone at RecSports to know about you?

I love chocolate.