Learn a little more about our newest staff members, Client Advocate, Lauren Hubbard, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Lead, Eve Russell:
Lauren, what drew you to work at Room One? I feel like my whole life led up to this job. I just love taking care of people. Being a foster parent has been some of the most gratifying work I’ve done and I get to use a lot of skills that I have compiled across my life in my work here. When your life comes together in that way, it’s so nice. I love this work. I love connecting with people and everyday problem solving alongside folks. I really love it.
Tell me about someone you admire: My best friend, she’s amazing. She is a lawyer with the Northwest Justice Project and she lives her truth every day. They adopted a teenager as well and I would not have survived without her. She has always been there, and she really tries. I think that's what I value most in people who are doing extra, they’re not just stopping at what’s easy or what’s acceptable.
Eve, what part of Room One's work keeps you coming to work? The sense that my work is making a positive impact in our present & our future community. I love to see the passionate spark for social change ignited in others, such as when I share about the scope of a health inequity issue, like teen pregnancy. People want to be part of creating solutions. We all want a thriving community.
What's your favorite self-care tactic? Walking alone across my land, noticing nature around me. Fresh air re-energizes my body, and clears the muddle from my mind. I can become more patient when I bear witness to the changing of the seasons, and trust in something greater than myself.