Every so often, Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania will feature a new staff member. Today’s spotlight will be on Social Media and Communications Intern, Steven!

1. What would be the title of the autobiography of your life?

“Steven Veronikis”

2. What is one thing you can’t live without?

Coffee. I didn’t even like it a year or two ago but it’s a necessity now.

3. If you had unlimited time what skill or hobby would you want to start?

I’d like to add to my artistic interests by taking on video production and editing. Neat stuff.

4. Name three things that define you as an individual.

I enjoy working hard, connecting with others, and lending a helping hand.

5. Who (or what) is your biggest inspiration?

Aside from my family, all the coaches, teachers, and professors I have had that pushed me to work hard and achieve in life.

6. What is one past experience that made you a stronger individual?

Going through high school and subsequently starting my college career as an athlete introduced me to a stable structure, but above all, it taught me the importance of resiliency and developing the inner strength to push through difficult times in my academic career.

7. What advice would you give your younger self?

Continue to do what is best for your own future and stay away from irrelevant influences.

8. How do you define success?

I see success as one’s level of control over their own lifestyle and impact on someone else’s. If you can improve your own quality of life and simultaneously help to improve someone else’s quality of life, then you’ve made a meaningful impact, and that is my idea of success.

9. What drives you to do this type of work?

I enjoy analyzing current processes within organizations and making critical assessments of how to improve operations as well as productivity. Furthermore, I am driven by this nerdy passion for critical thinking to benefit those who may need guidance or additional tools to reach their full potential. CISPA is an excellent organizational outlet for this sort of drive.

10. What is the best part about working at Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania?

The staff are enthusiastic about the cause and take pride in helping others. The building is also in a beautiful part of the city which is always a nice touch. These two factors make for a great work environment.