REC Coordinators are vital to Urban Initiatives’ mission of empowering Chicago’s youth to become agents of community change through academic success, healthy living, and leadership development. They drive systematic change by connecting stakeholders and strengthening the social fabric of the community. Meet Bernadette, one of UI’s newest REC Coordinators!
Basic info: Name, birthday, where you last went to school
Bernadette Hansen, my birthday is February 18th!
Who is your favorite Spice Girl/Backstreet Boy/Power Ranger?
Sporty Spice /Bryan/ Tommy (white ranger).
Who is someone that has really inspired you in your lifetime?
If we gave you $20 to go spend on anything right now, what would you buy?
Bubbles (my son loves them) tea, Gatorade, sunflower seeds.
What’s your favorite type of cheese and why?
Mozzarella because it’s the best of the best.
What is your spirit animal?
If you were to throw a dinner party, who are 3 people you’d want to invite?
Derek Jeter, my brother and father (we’re huge fans).
What is the last book you read?
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
What’s the best place to get food in Chicago?
How would your best friend describe you?
Fun, energetic, and caring.
What’s your favorite childhood sports-related memory?
Playing baseball at Horner Park! It was my families second home!
What are you most excited about for this year?
To help make a difference for as many students as I can! Influence the kids that it is possible to be safe and have fun at the same time during recess. Also to carry forth such influence outside of recess as well!
What was your first impression of Jim Dower?
Funny and full of energy!
Anything else you’d like to share?