Have you meet the Women's Health Conference Committee? Meet Alyssa!
In what ways is your life remarkable?
My life is remarkable because someone greater than myself is working in and through me every day. My life is also remarkable thanks to the incredible people God has placed in my life. I continue to learn and grow through daily interactions with people doing amazing things, changing the world around them. My life is remarkable in the work that I get to do; I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve the community by creating healthier environments for our youngest citizens.
What quality or trait is most beneficial to you, your family, and community’s health?
A quality of mine that I feel is most beneficial to myself and the community is my compassion for others.
What are 1-2 lessons you've learned in how to live?
· Just be.
· “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Suess
· Every trial, tribulation, and failure we endure in life are equally as important as the triumphs, joys, and successes we celebrate in life; they are all woven into a greater plan, allowing us to fulfill our purpose beyond anything we will ever be able to predict or imagine.
Where do you work? How did you get into your line of work?
I work with CassClayAlive!, a healthy living initiative of Dakota Medical Foundation. We’re making Fargo-Moorhead the healthiest place in the nation to raise children. I interned with CassClayAlive!, in the spring of 2014 as part of my undergraduate program at NDSU and immediately fell in the love with the work I was able to do. I knew I had found my passion.
What lessons has your work-life taught you?
· Purpose is real; we don’t always know what it will look like, but we know what it is when we feel it.
· The status quo doesn’t have to remain the status quo, unless we let it.
· Convening and orchestrating others is an art and allows for possibilities that were otherwise unimaginable before.
· Every day is an opportunity to change the world around us. We all just play a different role in making that happen.
· Life is not busy, life is full.
How did you get involved in the Women’s Health Conference? If you could leave one message with the attendees, what would it be?
I attended the 2014 Women’s Health Conference to man a booth for CassClayAlive! and quickly realized what a wonderful event it is and how it plays a role in creating a healthier culture in Fargo-Moorhead. This event has the potential to impact the health of many women in this community and the surrounding area. Through conversations with Rachel and Anita about the 2015 Women’s Health Conference, we decided it may be worth me becoming more involved by representing CassClayAlive! and Dakota Medical Foundation on the planning committee. I’m grateful to be a part of the team and thrilled to see how this year’s event comes together.
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as a patient, sincere woman of God, full of joy and with a servant heart; a woman who pursued her passion and used to the fullest the gifts and talents she was given. I want to be a relentless pursuer of excellence, challenging the status quo, and enabling people to achieve their full potential through improved health and wellbeing.