Heather Pekios | Research Manager
Office: St. Louis, Missouri
Granite City, Illinois
University of Missouri – St. Louis (BA History), and currently pursuing my MSW
Proudest moment in my career:
Hmm, not sure I’ve had that moment…yet!
Favorite summer activity:
Running – I LOVE the heat!
Book on your nightstand:
“Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man” and “The Wednesday Sisters”
Favorite movie/favorite current movie:
“Elf” – I have to watch it at least once (or maybe five times) during the holidays.
Most Rewarding Thing About Working at The Mission Continues:
I was attracted to The Mission Continues because of its focus on success through service. I’ve been involved in some form of volunteerism since I’ve been a kid (shout out to my service-oriented mama) and think most of my “aha” moments have been during, or as a result of, a volunteer experience. Everyone has a different definition of what success means to them, so I’m excited to get to be a part of people having lightbulb moments.
Song that describes you:
“Happy” by Pharell
Item on your bucket list:
To go cage diving with great white sharks. I’ve been obsessed (not an exaggeration) with sharks since I’ve been about 10 years old.
Who would you dine with (dead or alive):
Abraham Lincoln. To quote the sage words of 90’s hip hop queens Salt and Pepa, “Whatta Man.”