Intern Interview: Hadley

– Name

Hadley O’Hara

– School Info

Sophomore at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
English Major with a Minor in Secondary Education

– What you want to be “when you grow up”?

When I grow up, my dream is to be a High School English teacher and be able to pour into students. I hope to encourage them to be the best version of themselves and realize that education and a hunger for learning will open many doors and ultimately improve our society and communities.

– If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I could eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be chick-fil-a waffle fries, with ranch of course!

– What made you want to pursue this internship?

I wanted to pursue this internship so that I could give back to the program that gave so much to me growing up as a member. I wanted to get to love on students and help them realize the enormous love and grace a relationship with Christ offers.

– What are some ways you experience God’s presence?

Some of the ways I experience God’s presence is through other people and the callings God places in my life. This could look like a friend responding or affirming something too perfectly to lack God’s presence or a nudge in a direction that places me slightly outside my comfort zone.

– What do you wish you could tell your younger self?

I wish I could tell my younger self that you will have people that will be able to walk with you through the valleys and mountaintops. I would tell her that the mountaintops will not be too steep and you will be stronger on the other side.

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