Bilingual Family & Community Engagement Specialist Megan Day is the newest addition to the CCA team, but she already fits right in. Get to know how cool she really is, just like we do!
What three traits define you?
I am honest, dedicated, and kind.
What is your personal philosophy?
When we are real with others, we are real with ourselves. If you give your wholehearted authentic self to someone, you honor yourself.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My phone – not only because it allows me to stay in touch with friends and family nearby and around the world, but also because it allows me to navigate the world. I could get lost in an elevator. I am so grateful for Google Maps!
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
Finding a balance between working hard to improve and loving myself as I am. I have not yet discovered the secret, but if I do, I’ll let you know!
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
I cannot resist chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, chocolate pie, chocolate brownies, chocolate lattes…chocolate in any form!
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is being rejected or unloved.
Where is your favorite place to be?
My favorite place to be is on top of a hill, enjoying the sounds of nature and the view of a city or river below.
What is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing to do is hike — the more rugged the trail, the better! It keeps me active #endorphins and helps me clear my mind.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?
The best place I’ve traveled to was Buenos Aires, Argentina. My Spanish improved greatly, and I learned so much about myself and others. Empanadas are now one of my favorite foods, and I will never turn down an alfajor.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I was a resident assistant in the dorms to help pay for college. I have a LOT of stories!
Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
I would love to have a robot housekeeper. Never doing dishes again? Sign me up!
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
When I was little, I wanted to a professional musician. If I were not in social service, I would likely be playing trumpet or singing somewhere, trying to make it as a starving artist.
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Be a good human and try not to worry too much what others think. You are good. You are kind. The rest will fall into place.
What are your three words or phrases you overuse the most?
I overuse “omg,” “lol,” and “solid.” I am such a millennial. Two of those three are not even words.
What is the best book you have ever read?
The Fault in our Stars by John Green is the best book I’ve ever read. He masterfully handles challenging topics with deep love and humor and causes the reader to reflect on life experiences. And he’s a fellow Hoosier!
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I once sang in the Vatican in Italy! (Not by myself, I am no Beyonce.)