Sunday Spotlight: Lakeside Leadership Academy – Accounting/IT

We would like to introduce the Lakeside community to this summer’s Account/IT Support Interns.

Meet the 2019 LLA Accounting Intern, Katie Castrigano:

Name: Katie Castrigano
College: The Ohio State University
Major/Minor: Accounting
Hometown: Hudson, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? Eleven years ago, my family drove past the gates of Lakeside on our way to dinner and we wandered in just to see what was inside. Since then, we have been vacationing here every summer with my two best friends. We have a tradition of renting a different cottage every time we come and have created close friendships with other Lakesiders.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am looking forward to making new friends and enjoying everything Lakeside has to offer for an entire summer.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I’m hoping to gain many life-long friendships as well as real-world accounting experience that I can utilize in my future career.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer. My goal this summer is to learn how to sail.

What are some of your hobbies and what do you enjoy doing in your free time? In my free time I enjoy working out, reading, and traveling.

What is one of your proudest moments or major accomplishments you have achieved thus far in life? I was recently accepted into a special combined degree program where I will graduate with both my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in accounting in the Spring of 2020.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to become the CFO at Google. However, if that doesn’t pan out I’d love to be a photographer for National Geographic.

Tell us a fun fact about you. I have been called Katie my whole life, but I didn’t find out that my full name was Katherine until I was 6 years old.


Meet the 2019 LLA IT Intern, Erin Fierce:

Name: Erin Fierce
College: University of Florida
Major/Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Tampa, FL

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I have been coming to Lakeside every summer for family vacation for most of my life. I am familiar with Lakeside because my grandfather was a minister, and he would come up to Lakeside every year for conference.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am most looking forward to learning about barcode scanners and getting to know more of the community at Lakeside.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to enhance my current skills as well as gain some new skills, and learn new things about the IT field.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer. I hope to get back on a normal sleeping schedule (now that I am done with college).

What are some of your hobbies and what do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy working out, watching “The Office”, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family.

What is one of your proudest moments or major accomplishments you have achieved thus far in life? My proudest accomplishment is graduating college with a computer science degree.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to do data analysis for a television network.

Tell us a fun fact about you. I am an alumna of the University of Florida, but I’m not a Gator fan and instead a huge Buckeye fan.

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