Name: Carolyn Engert
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
School: Ohio University
Major: Long Term Health Care and Health Care Administration
What is your dream job?
Carolyn: I would love to someday run, or maybe even own a Nursing Home. I have a neighbor who is 101 years old, and I grew up bringing her dinners and hanging out with her. I feel like I have a calling to enhance the lives of people in Nursing Homes. I’ve always enjoyed being around elders, and I want to help them have better experiences living in Nursing Homes.
What’s something that most people wouldn’t know about you unless they really knew you?
Carolyn: Something that most people don’t know about me is that I love board games and playing cards. It’s nice to get away from technology for a little bit and play Yahtzee or Euchre. I bug my family just about every night to play some kind of game! My cousins and I try to get together twice a month to have family game night and it’s always so much fun.
What are you most looking forward to in the next couple of months?
Carolyn: In October I’m running my second half marathon for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. I love that all of the kids get to come out and cheer us on! It’s so cool to see where the money we raise goes to. I hope to do a full marathon when I graduate from college
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Carolyn: I think that the best compliment I’ve ever received is when people thank me for my major and what I want to do with my life. When people thank me they tell me that they think it’s neat that I want to work with Nursing Homes at such a young age, and there needs to be more people who care about the elders. Whenever I hear this, it makes me feel like I’m doing something meaningful!
Who is your hero?
Carolyn: I have two heroes, my Dad and my Grandma. My Dad is my hero because he has gone through a lot of loss in his life, so his ability to still have a positive outlook on life is something that I want to have. My Grandma is my other hero because she has beat two different forms of cancer and she still has such an incredible outlook on life! They’ve taught me to live life to the fullest and that everything’s going to be okay.