By Tori Quinn
Been There, Done That: ABCs With Kelsey Grossman
By Christopher Bishop, Intern, Technology Practice
As we continue our “Been There, Done That” series, where our WE Summer Interns interviewed fellow employees who also started at Waggener Edstrom as an intern, check out our newest post! Christopher Bishop, who interned with our Technology Practice this summer, interviewed Kelsey Grossman, Account Executive with our Healthcare Practice.
I was fortune enough to chat with Kelsey Grossman, a San Francisco-based account executive on the Healthcare team. Kelsey is a Loyola Marymount University graduate, horseback riding champion, former psychiatric care specialist, and currently a key figure on the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Abbott Vascular and Abbott Diagnostic teams.
We discussed her experience at WE, advice for interns, her philanthropic endeavors, motto and an eclectic array of other topics. My blog post reflects our wide-ranging conversation and is organized alphabetically to feature the highlights of the well-rounded Kelsey. With no further ado, let me introduce to you, Kelsey Grossman!
BookWorm Project is a philanthropic organization that Kelsey volunteered at to teach developmentally challenged and underprivileged children to read.
Curiosity, a quality Kelsey views as a pillar to grow at WE.
Danville, Calif., is a suburb of San Francisco where Kelsey grew up.
Experience, Kelsey said, is the most effective tool to excel and grow in the PR industry.
Feel of the WE-San Francisco office was a major factor in Kelsey’s decision to pursue a career here.
Go to the list — Kelsey’s advice when things get hectic. Stay organized to stay on track.
Horseback riding is her favorite hobby.
Instagram is Kelsey’s current favorite form of social media. It is less messy and cluttered than Facebook or Twitter.
Just Kelsey. During the last half of her internship, Kelsey was the only member of the Healthcare team in the San Francisco office.
Katy Perry is Kelsey’s inner rock star.
Loyola Marymount is Kelsey’s alma mater. She graduated in 2009 with degrees in psychology and photography.
Make connections with your officemates, Kelsey said. The internship is a unique time to reach out to your team members.
November is Kelsey’s birthday month.
Open Forum. Kelsey wants the WE community to know how impressed she is that WE values its staff and dedicates time and resources to personal growth.
People are Kelsey’s favorite part of WE, citing their devotion to development and growth.
Que sera, sera — Kelsey’s motto and a Latin phrase meaning, “Whatever will be, will be.”
Raise your hand. This is Kelsey’s advice for interns.
Skittles. She has to eat them in color order out of habit.
Tough break! Kelsey has suffered six concussions in her life, casualties of horseback riding.
Use your teams as teachers and support them accordingly. Ask where you can plug in and take work off your team’s plate, Kelsey said.
Volunteer. Kelsey’s advice for interns.
What did you want to be when you grow up? The first question Kelsey would ask Melissa Waggener Zorkin.
Xena warrior! Kelsey is a horseback riding champion many times over. She’s won many classes, been champion of her division multiple times, and competed and placed in several Grand Prix competitions.
You. Kelsey appreciates that at WE, no matter your position, you will be heard. She encourages interns to speak up and engage with diverse members in their offices.
Zebras. Kelsey likes them.