August 21, 2023
Meet the Team Tuesday: Jennifer Schroeder
For this week’s Meet the Team Tuesday, we’re getting to know retail team member, Jennifer Schroeder! This is Jennifer’s first season in Alaska, and she says Seward is “pretty different” from life back in Berlin, Wisconsin where she is originally from – no mountains or oceans in Wisconsin!
Jennifer decided to spend her summer in Alaska after seeing a TikTok video created by another seasonal worker who was sharing how great her experiences had been. Jennifer is a keen traveler and seasonal work had always appealed to her, so she’s glad she took the leap and came to Seward!
When she’s not working in Seward, Jennifer attends the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she is studying animal science intending to become a veterinarian – two years of school down, six to go! Jennifer hasn’t decided which track of veterinary medicine she would like to focus on, as she loves all animals and how diverse different species can be.
In her free time, Jennifer loves getting outside and seeing all of the natural beauty that nearby Kenai Fjords National Park has to offer. She especially loves water-based activities, such as kayaking and boat tours, and has taken every opportunity possible to hop on a boat.
Speaking of the beauty of Alaska, Jennifer’s favorite products that we sell in-store here at Forests, Tides & Treasures are the Alaska-inspired artworks of Seward local, Marissa Phasomsap of AK Salty Salmon Studio. When asked about whether she herself is an artist, Jennifer said, “I don’t have an artistic bone in my body, but, if I did, I’d want my artwork to look like Marissa’s!”
‘Dear reader,’ we asked Jennifer to ‘speak now’ and wrap up her feature in ‘style’ with a fun fact – next year, Jennifer and her college roommate will be living their ‘wildest dreams’ of seeing Taylor Swift in concert! It may only be ‘august,’ but the duo is already planning to ‘mastermind’ their trip to Toronto. Jennifer has never been to Canada OR seen Taylor Swift live before, so this trip ‘hits different.’ Anyway, ‘it’s time to go,’ and we’re wishing Jennifer nothing but ‘happiness!’
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