Meet Our New Staff: The Bio Behind Bio

We are glad to introduce Chelsea Baez (C), Elizabeth "Bizzie" Howitt (E), Janelle Linton (J), and Vinson Sanders III (V) (from left to right) as new staff members to our 2015-2016 Fiscal Year. As a way of getting to know our new family member please enjoy these short interviews:

Q1: What motivates you to work hard?

C: Working hard is the only option, knowing that if I don't put my all into something I'm not only wasting my time but the time of those people who are passionate about what they do. 
E: A desire to learn what I am capable of. 
J: My mother. She is the strongest woman I know and her life struggles motivate me to be the best person I can be. 
V: Knowing that each step is progress towards being the best employee , student and individual I could be. 

Q2: If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would you do? 

C: I would shadow a GM of a sports team to experience how much work goes into managing a professional team. 
E: I would travel to somewhere I've never been before.
J: Explore a part of the world I've never been before.
V: Unlimited resources to create entertaining content. 

Q3: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

C: Pizza
E: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
J: Jamaican oxtail with rice and peas, baked macaroni and cheese with a side salad
V: A medium rare cheeseburger

Q4: How would your friends describe you?

C: Sarcastic, trustworthy
E: Loyal, considerate
J: People person, comedian
V: Outgoing

Q5: Are you and introvert or extrovert?

C: Introvert with extrovert tendencies
E: Introvert
J: Little bit of both. I love my alone time but I also like to be adventurous and meet new people. 
V: Extrovert

Q6: What do you look to offer New Heights?

C: New insight and a new perspective as one of the oldest alumni of the program. 
E: A shared passion for offering educational opportunities for children.
J: I look to offer my insight on what drives young people and to offer new/innovative ideas that would benefit the organization. 
V: Professionalism through innovation.

Q7: What 3 things do you think about everyday? 

C: What's going to be the next thing I eat, my parents and sister, my doggies. 
E: Remembering to pack my Diet Cokes for the day, what I'm going to eat for dinner, whether or not everybody on the subway can hear my music. 
J: Food, school work and what I need to do to be great.
V: Success, progression, and being entertained.

Q8: Whats your biggest success up until now?

C: I think my biggest success up until now is accepting my flaws and being able to really and truly love the person I am. 
E: Realizing my dream of becoming a teacher.
J: Graduating from Syracuse University and being accepted to a Master's program at New York University.
V: Obtaining my bachelors degree

Q9: If you could go back in time, what year would you go back to?

C: 2007, my middle school years where the best years of my life. 
E: Anytime is HS because I loved the camaraderie of my sports team. 
J: 2010, when I started my college career. I would just love to relive and add to the amazing experiences I had. 
V: 2004 (guess we'll have to ask why...)

Q10: What do you like most about your job?

C: I love that I am able to be myself and how family oriented the staff is. 
E: The dedicated New Heights staff members I get to work with.
J: Being able to interact with the young professionals and student- athletes who are in the New Heights' network. They help me figure out how to improve the work we do for our future student-athletes. 
V: I enjoy being able to provide one-on-one tutoring in various subjects with the student-athletes. This has given me better insight into their skills and what they're like off the court.