Brenna Malovrh is the third victim -- ahem, senior -- to be profiled on the blog. Brenna mostly works in the branch libraries on the Hill, but this past semester she's been spending some quality time with us here in Magrath. We'll be sad to see her go in a few weeks, but it's been a pleasure to work with her for the past few months! Read on to learn more about Brenna . . .
Basic info: where are you from? What are you studying? What year are you in school?
I grew up in a smaller city in central Wisconsin called Marshfield, so coming to the cities was a big change for me! This is my senior year at the U of M, and I am finishing up my three-focus degree in Public Health, Mass Communication, and Design through the Inter-College Program.
What do you like to do in your down time?
If I have down time, I really enjoy baking, exploring more of the cities, and just hanging out with friends. When I'm home, I love taking my puppies for walks and watching my little brother play his many sports. You might even find me at a rummage sale, too - never know what kind of cool things you might find!
Why did you apply to work at a library?
Since I was on Saint Paul campus a lot during my freshman year, I started looking for a job that was close to class. Lucky for me, the EFW library was hiring. Though at first it was just to earn money, I have come to really love working at the libraries. The people you meet and develop friendships with are the most rewarding part of the job.
Tell me a little bit about working up on the Hill versus working down here at Magrath. How do your shifts differ between the branches and Magrath? What are your favorite parts of each shift?
Working at EFW, I recognize almost everyone in the library. At Magrath, I see new people everyday I'm there. Either way, the new and regular people I see are always great to talk with and help.
What is your favorite band to see live, and how many times have you seen them in concert?
A band I really like is The Script. Last August was the only time I have seen them in concert, but they were amazing! I got seats three rows from the front, and lucky for me, I got to meet them after the show!
What's the worst joke you've heard recently?
Hmm... I tend to laugh at almost anything, so I don't remember a joke that was so bad I didn't enjoy it.
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you'd buy, and why?
I would buy a house down in Florida, and then purchase a lifetime pass to Disney World (if they let me). For the number of times my family has been there - and plans to go there - I think this would be cheaper in the long run.
AND FINALLY: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
I think I would be a blender - I like to mix it up once in a while and try something new!