Our next FoodMinder on the Meet our Staff segment is..
Annie Buckley, an Administrative Assistant in our Washington, D.C. office. In her role, Annie provides support on all clients accounts and internal teams, as well as managing day to day activities for all of our FoodMinds offices. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Virginia. Read more about Annie below!
How would you describe your role in one sentence?
“I have a jack-of-all-trades role, maintaining the balance of managing a FoodMinds Founders’ schedule, managing an office, and assisting on both client and internal teams.”
What food is always on your mind and why?
“During the summer months, I’d have to say steamed blue crabs. I’ve eaten steamed crabs since I was a child and I’ve mastered the art of picking them out to get the most crabmeat every time. During prime crabbing months (usually mid-May through October), I’ll eat carbs a few times a month with the family!”
What career would you choose if you had an opportunity to switch jobs for the day?
“A school guidance counselor. I’ve always been a good listener and people tend to come to me with their problems already. I think it’s important for children to have a safe space where they can talk about what’s troubling them. I would love to play a role in providing that for them.”
How do you stay organized at work?
“Having a position where one manages someone else’s schedule requires one to be organized. The way I see it, when I begin to become disorganized at work, that disorganization will trickle into the management of others’ schedules, then to my management of the D.C. office, and so on. It’s super important for a person in my role to remain organized in order to keep the company running smoothly. To stay organized, I’m big on flagging emails to put on my to-do list, taking very detailed notes during meetings, and always planning ahead and coming to meetings prepared.”
One thing people are surprised to learn about me is:
“I’m the youngest of 5 girls, with 17 years between me and my oldest sister! And we’re all super close!”