Hello there! I’m Isabel, and I will be a senior at Mercer Island High School this year. I am thrilled to be working at Lionheart for the summer. Since I started, I have learned so much, from website design, to social media marketing. I have been incredibly lucky to work with such a great team. Since I work remotely and the Lionheart team is small, I have been working independently, which allows me to learn things I wouldn’t have if I had been working in a larger company like Microsoft.
It all started when I was invited by a friend to go to a startup panel event at Hing Hay Coworks in Chinatown. The event was aimed at showcasing women who started up their own company. I was hoping to meet people and make connections, so I could possibly land an internship in the summer. With college coming up, I wanted a standout internship on my resume.
While at the panel, I heard empowering stories that exhibited the strength of women in the tech field; one story stood out to me. This woman turned a tragic event into a powerful mobile application that people could use to help them manage their loved one’s medical conditions. This startup was called Lionheart. After hearing Tammy’s story, I knew I wanted to work there. I introduced myself and 2 months later, I was invited to work for their social media accounts and website. I was absolutely stoked, and I am so thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to work for such an empowering and inspirational company.
With my time at Lionheart, I have learned so much about working for a startup, having responsibility, designing websites, and communicating with other co-workers. But more importantly, I’ve learned about the difficulties and joy that comes with caregiving. Thankfully, my family is healthy and does not have any medical conditions; however, working with Lionheart has exposed me to what life would be like caring for or living with anyone with chronic health conditions. Since my time at Lionheart, I’ve heard uplifting and inspiring stories about how people have addressed and accepted their chronic health conditions. The stories have taught me how important it is to live life to its fullest, and to not give up when things get tough. Without Lionheart, I never would have stepped into the shoes of the disabled or chronically ill. I feel incredibly proud to work for Lionheart; whenever I post onto the Facebook page, I feel I am making a difference for families with health conditions, and that fulfills my desire to make an impact in the world.
When I am older, I hope to work with an amazing company like Lionheart. What started out as wanting to build my resume turned out to be so much more, and I am incredibly thankful for that.