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Team Spotlight for October: Leah Griffet, Adult Advocate

1.) How long have you been at Prevail and what is your position?

I am an adult advocate and I have been at Prevail for 1 year.

2.) What do you like most about working for Prevail?

I like the supportive culture that this staff cultivates every day and genuinely enjoy coming to work with amazing women.

3.) Who is your hero?

My hero is Prevail’s Brittany Winebar. She is a wealth of knowledge and I am always amazed when she is providing training to the staff or I see her interact with a client. She genuinely embodies trauma-informed care in who she is, not just at work with clients. As an advocate, I really look up to Brittany.

4.) What is your favorite quote?

A person’s a person, no matter how small – Doctor Seuss

5.) What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Any song by P!nk.

6.) What motivates you the most to serve others?

Giving people more hope than they had when they walked through the door motivates me to come to work every single day and help others.

7.) If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sushi. I could always eat sushi and never get tired of it.

8.) What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is when I worked hard for four years of high school to graduate in the top 10% and receive a Trustee’s scholarship for two years of free college. I was right outside of the top 10% during the first three years of high school and my senior year, I made the cut.

9.) What animal do you most identify with, and why?

I probably identify most with my cat. He is kind of shy when first meeting new people but then once he warms up, he wants to cuddle and be fed constantly. He takes his food very seriously and I can relate.

10.) Favorite Prevail memory?

My favorite Prevail memory was my first staff development day. It was an opportunity to get to know my coworkers further and made me appreciate the people I work with even more.

11.) Favorite self-care practice?

My favorite self-care practice is boxing!

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