December 2019/January 2020: Vanessa Leonardo

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"I would like to nominate Vanessa Leonardo as the December 2019/January 2020 MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month. Vanessa joined the Sport Programs staff near the end of the Fall semester as a supervisor and has made an immediate impact on the program. Vanessa has gone above and beyond what we would expect of a new supervisor. She’s been receptive to all the trainings and information we throw at our staff at the beginning of a semester, and does it with a smile on her face. As a first year student, Vanessa is already showing us the qualities that make a great employee for RecSports. She’s dedicated to the job, loves interacting with her peers whether it is other supervisors or our participants, and has already begun to seek more opportunities. Not only does Vanessa supervise for us, she has also been a tremendous help in the office for club sports helping with travel and purchase requests. She has recently picked up office hours on the Intramural Sports side as well, helping with inputting scores and prepping our nightly programming. With only a few months under her belt, Vanessa has great energy and has already shown her hardwork and commitment to making our programs thrive. I am truly excited to see what she can do with another three years with us! For these reasons, I am nominating Vanessa Leonardo as the December 2019/January 2020 MOST Outstanding Employee of the Month. Vanessa, thank you for your contributions to our program and the department."

- Kyle Osburn, Sports Program Coordinator, Intramural and Club Sports


Hometown

Marietta, GA

Hobbies/Interests

Volleyball

Swimming

Reading

Playing in the snow

Hanging out with my brother and friends

Year

Freshman

Major(s)

Neuroscience and Behavior

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Speech Language Pathologist

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

  1. The people in the office
  2. Getting to interact with students
  3. Having a new respect for all the work that goes in behind the scenes and getting to be a part of all of that work

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

I am from the South, so I have never lived through a true winter before and am absolutely loving all the snow.