Brittany Robinson - A Character With Character
...because interesting people are more fun to work with
I grew up in the suburbs of North Carolina, or “soccer mommy” central, as I like to call it. I have a younger brother and sister, both of whom are taller than me. I am a proud graduate of North Carolina State, but it took me approximately 12 majors (from art history to computer science) between two universities (UNC, ugh) to realize how much I love Industrial Engineering. I worked in manufacturing for a bit, but I ultimately decided that I’d rather improve industries from the outside instead of fire-fighting on the inside, which led me to a career in management consulting at Kalypso. I hope to one day leverage this experience into a spot on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice - which I will win. Tweeting my family’s shenanigans, eating Gigi’s maple bacon cupcakes on Free Cupcake Day, watching all eight seasons of “The Office” on Netflix, and kickin’ it at Grandma’s are a few of my favorite things.
What is your most treasured possession?
My roommate’s Netflix account.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I am a huge proponent of the Oxford Comma.
What is your greatest fear?
Snakes. Indiana Jones and I have that in common.
If you had a super power, which super power would you have and why?
High metabolism, obviously. These cupcakes don’t burn themselves off.
When was a time you felt you could do anything?
One summer I co-led a [non-technical] mountain climbing trip while working at a summer camp in southern Colorado. Because I was the slowest hiker, I was assigned the slowest, whiniest group of campers. Here’s the tricky thing about hiking up Mt. Elbert – you have to reach the top by 1pm or else you run the risk of being struck by lightning, as afternoon storms are frequent and you’re above the tree line. With the other counselors/campers far ahead of us, I pushed those kids as hard as they would go – there was no way I’d woken them up at 4:30am just to climb two thirds of a mountain. I’m sure they hated me most of the way up, but when we finally reached the top of the 14,439 ft. mountain with only minutes to spare, we forgot all that. Those few moments at the top of the mountain were euphoria, and we all felt pretty indomitable. Then the other counselors left us without any food and we got stuck in a hail storm and one of my campers got hypothermia (don’t worry, he’s fine now)…so, you know, take all things in stride.
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