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Senior Spotlight: Bri

Well, I guess it is almost time to throw my cap! With graduation right around the corner, I have been reflecting on my college experience at NC State and all the incredible opportunities, programs and people that have made my time here so memorable. I have had the most incredible four years at the most incredible school in the world, and I owe a lot of thanks to my involvement with my clubs and organizations, my peers and my on-campus jobs. Specifically, my role as a Parent Ally with the Office of Parents and Families Services.

I became a member of the Parent Ally Program during my sophomore year at NC State, and I have had the privilege of working with some of the most dedicated, driven and successful peers and staff over the past 3 years. Not only does the Parent Ally team keep me motivated to work hard, we have established a bond like no other that has turned my coworkers into my friends, and I am forever grateful for this community. I hope to keep in touch with each and every member of the PFS team. 

As a Parent Ally, I have been able to sharpen my leadership and professional skills while remaining diligent in my studies. Working alongside my team, I have helped plan and execute campus-wide events such as Parents and Families Weekend, represented the office and the University on panels across North Carolina, perfected my interpersonal communication skills by speaking with parents and much more. With these valuable skills have come valuable experiences that I can carry with me to my future jobs or endeavors, and I am thankful for every single one of the opportunities provided by this office.

While I am sad my time at NC State has come to an end, I look back with gratitude and pride in the school and programs I have been involved with. The experiences and memories I have made will last a lifetime. It’s true what they say: you are always a member of the Wolfpack.

Signing off, 

  • Brianna Marquinez