Getting to Know the Team: Molly

We've got a little spider action in the office this summer! Richmond Spiders, that is. Our new Intern, Molly, comes to us from the Bonner Scholar Program at the University of Richmond by way of Massachusetts. We're excited to have Molly on the team to support the multitude of projects we've got coming up this summer, and to give her an inside peek into the world of Richmond non-profits and strategic planning! Read on to get to know her a little better, and keep an eye on the blog for more from her this summer!

Floricane Q&A

1.     Do you want to rock n’ roll all night or party everyday?

Can I say both?

2.     Which President would you most like to have a drink with, past or present?

I once read that Andrew Jackson once threw a party with a 1,500 lb wheel of cheese as the centerpiece, so I feel like drinks with him could be pretty great. Lincoln is my #1, though.


3.     If you were not doing this job you’re doing now, what job would you be working?

I would probably be waiting tables in my hometown (Barnstable, Massachusetts) and doing other odd jobs to add to my currently empty travel fund.

4.     Pie or Cake or Neither?

Cake. But if we are counting pizza as a pie, pizza over everything.

5.     Do you have a favorite Sharpie color?

I am partial to Cerulean.

6.     Your favorite place for dinner?

I have a long list of places to try, but my favorite so far is Stella’s.

7.     What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty, laughter, compassion, dependability, a sense of adventure. More than anything, I love people who are unapologetically kind.

8.     What is your idea of happiness?

Cape Cod summers. A tough hike to a beautiful lunch spot. A long flight to somewhere exciting. Anything involving family (including my dogs), friends, and/or the outdoors.

9.     Excluding your work a Floricane, who was your best boss, and why?

The summer after my sophomore year in high school I worked as a hostess at a local restaurant. My boss was an Ecuadorian immigrant, Cesar, who worked his way up from ‘bus-boy’ to manager of a successful Italian restaurant in a few short years. Cesar showed me the value of hard work. More importantly, he showed me the value of a positive attitude and a friendly smile.

10.  What is your go-to book, relative to the work you do with Floricane, and why?

Adam Grant’s Give and Take suggests that there is much more to success than passion, hard work, talent, and luck. Grant’s book illustrates the profound impact that positive personal interaction and ‘paying it forward’ can have on an individual’s success. While I have not yet had much work experience, I hope to carry this message with me as I find my place in the professional world.

11.  What are three things you love about Richmond?

Although I have gone to school in Richmond for the past three years, I have just begun exploring all that the city has to offer. While I have only scratched the surface, I love Richmond’s vibrant art community, its focus on outdoor living/activities, and of course, the food!

12.   What’s next for you?

Senior year baby!

13.   And lastly, what are the things that excite you most about Floricane, its clients and the community in 2015?

Though I have only been with Floricane for a week, it is clear that this experience will connect me with creative, passionate, and remarkable people from all walks of life. I am excited to learn more about the city of Richmond itself as well as those who call it home.