Get to Know: Jackie Lai!

Name: Jackie Lai
Title: Executive & Grants Coordinator
Start Date: October 2016

I am a current Big – I have been matched with my Little Sister Trinity since June 2017!

My favorite memory from working at BBBSCI is … Attending and planning my first Celebrate Mentoring! It’s always amazing to watch matches from one to 10+ years graduate the program together.

What I love most about my job is … Being able to see the amazing moments and relationships that come from our matches. My colleagues work so hard to make sure that our kids, mentors, and families get what they need to succeed.

How has mentoring played a role in your life? I’m lucky to have had mentors throughout my life who have guided me both personally and professionally. My mentors have challenged me to be better in different aspects of my life, and while it hasn’t always been a carefree experience, I’ve grown to be a better person from it.

When I’m not at work, you can find me … Cooking, hanging out with friends, playing ultimate frisbee, reading about ultimate frisbee, watching ultimate frisbee, talking about ultimate frisbee, organizing an ultimate frisbee team …

What is your favorite spot(s) in Indy? Mimi Blue Meatball, Homespun, and Silver in the City on Mass Ave; Handel’s Ice Cream; Indiana State Museum (honestly have only been there officially once on a snow day, but it was one of the most fun museum experiences I’ve had!)

Contact Jackie at jlai@bbbsci.org or 317-472-3704.

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