Get To Know Your PRC Staff – Chelsea Adlam

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Every few weeks we’ll be sharing a blog post that we hope will help you get to know your PRC staff just a little bit better. During these Q&A blogs we’ll ask them about their careers, their families and even dig into their personal lives to find out their favorite TV shows, their most embarrassing moments and some other things that we hope you’ll find interesting.

To kick off this series we’re going to start with Cheslea Adlam our Office Manager.

Chelsea Adlam - PRC Staff

Chelsea, What attracted you to PRC and your role here?

I was attracted to PRC because of their mission and their caring hearts for the Centre County community. I ended up as the Office Manager because the position was created just after I finished up my internship at PRC. I knew that there would be a huge learning curve but I was up to the challenge if it meant sticking around. I love that it keeps me on my toes and connected to clients’ experiences here.

 

Tell us a bit about your education and professional background.

After graduating from Hatboro-Horsham High School, I attended Penn State University where I graduated with a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. PRC is my first “professional” job! You have to start somewhere… 🙂

 

Enough about work, what hobbies do you have outside of work?

 I love to hang out with friends, read, go for walks and take visits to local parks!

 

Would you share a little about your family?

My family rocks. My parents are both from big families and I am one of six girls. Over the past few years, I’ve acquired four awesome brother-in-laws who balance us out. I love being an aunt to three beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews. There’s never a dull moment when we’re all together.

 

State College is a great place – what’s your favorite thing about living here?

My favorite thing about living in State College is probably the interesting dynamics of a college community within a mixture of the rural/suburb/city lifestyle. There’s always something to do!

 

What’s the scariest things you’ve ever done?

One of the scariest things I’ve done was probably during my diving career. It was a pretty nerve-racking sport for me!

 

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

It’s a toss up between winning the limbo contest at a New Year’s Eve party when I was a little kid and medaling at Pennsylvania’s State Diving Championship in high school.

 

We may have to get a video of those limbo skills to add to the blog and that’s very cool that you did so well competing in diving. What’s one thing that makes you really happy?

My nieces and nephews. My time with them is limited because of location but they are such a joy to be around!

 

We think someone’s favorite TV show or movie says a lot about them. Do you have any favorites?

My favorite shows are probably the BBC version of Sherlock Holmes and Gilmore Girls (throwback)! One of my favorite movies is A Walk to Remember.

 

Do you have a most embarrassing moment you would share with our readers?

There are too many klutz moments to choose from 🙂

 

We’re pretty sure that is a cop-out, but since you’ve been so great we’ll let it slide this time. What were the last 2 books you read?

I’m currently in the middle of Love Into Light and Miraculous Movements.

 

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?

Fro Yo … or chocolate … chocolate fro yo? Fro yo with chocolate. Or Chipotle.

 

If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Malaysia to visit my dear friend and pen pal, Iliani, or Peru to visit my sweet friend, Debbie!

 

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

Know and believe truth…it will set you free!

 

Is there anything else we need to know about you?

I love my amazing co-workers and volunteers.

 

Chelsea, thanks so much for taking the time to answer our questions. We’ll be back with more PRC Staff Q&A in a few weeks.

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