Hi! My name is Lindsay Reeth and I am the Events and Programming Intern for Motley! I am also in my final semester at Elon University, working to complete a major in Human Service Studies and minors in Leadership, Psychology, and Teaching and Learning.
Although my majors and minors have provided me with many skills and insights for working effectively with people, I would say that the most impactful experiences of my college career have come from outside the classroom. I have spent the past four years at Elon exploring the beautiful state of North Carolina, taking advantage of all it has to offer. I can wholeheartedly say that I have found my truest sense of place in the blooming old mill towns, the majestic mountains, and the vibrant farmers markets. Immersing myself in these unique communities and getting to know the people whose hearts make up the character that is North Carolina has been the driving force behind my deep passion for people and where they come from.
I am someone who thrives off building relationships and forming connections with people of all different backgrounds — I believe that getting to know someone means learning about what makes them feel most alive, and I have never felt a deeper sense of this than when walking down the main street of a small town in North Carolina. The decorated store fronts reflect what each and every small business owner feels the world needs more of, and there is something truly special about that.
So even though I am graduating Elon in a few short months, I will never leave behind the sense of belonging that these communities have brought into my heart. North Carolina, you have made my love for people grow stronger and my passion for communities much deeper.
"Alone we can do so little, but together can do so much."
- Hellen Keller