Faces of Persevere MSW Intern AZ

Faces of Persevere: Intern RanDee Martinez

At Persevere, our greatest asset is our staff. Our team cares deeply about their work, our participants and is a wealth of knowledge. Plus they are pretty amazing humans as well. Meet the faces of Persevere.

Name: RanDee Martinez

Position and Location
ASU MSW Intern in Phoenix, Arizona

How long have you worked for Persevere?
1 month!

Where are you originally from?
Ogden, Utah

What do you love most about your job?
I love that I will get the opportunity to shadow, learn, and practice new skills. I am excited to be working with this population and am hoping to gain confidence in myself and my social work abilities.

Why Persevere?
I wanted an internship that would expose me to a population that I had never had the opportunity to work with before and I wanted to use my passion for people and justice.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a cake decorator, a teacher, and a journalist.
Looking back on your life, who or what makes you instantly light up?
Probably my adventures, like being a camp counselor or studying abroad in England and attending a writing program in New York.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Remember, it is only temporary.
Describe your perfect day.
I would wake up in the mountains in my tent and spend the day doing things that refuel me. I would read a book, play games with family, spend time writing and thinking, and end the night around a campfire making smores.
What are you most proud of about yourself?
I am proud that I always follow my dreams. When I decide that I want something, nothing and no one can get in my way.
Favorite Movie or TV show?
I love New Girl, it is my go to TV show.
Do you have any pets?
I have a cat named Bender and a bird named Frankie. My other cat Thunder, passed away earlier this year, he is in my heart everyday.
What is something about you that would surprise us?
I love to play board games, I am getting more into strategic board games and am always looking for other people who likes to play.
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