ASI Student Staff Spotlight: Meet Erin Coltharp

By: Jenna Brown on Aug 23, 2018 in ASI Staff Spotlights

Name: Erin Coltharp 
Position: ASI Event Scheduling Student Assistant 
Major: Environmental Management & Protection 
Minor: Land Rehabilitation & Restoration Ecology 
School year: Second 
Hometown: Martinez, CA 

1) What makes you happy?
I love being outside and learning about nature (especially plants). My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to go on outdoor adventures may it be hiking, camping, or just exploring new places.
2) What's something most people don't know about you?
I like to make my own jewelry! Ever since I learned how to bead and do macramé when I was little, I have always loved to make things for my friends and family.
3) Share your favorite memory working for ASI.
My favorite part of working for ASI has been all of the amazing connections I have been able to make. The ASI Event Scheduling team is super close and it’s great to come into work every day and be surrounded by such great friends that encourage me to be my best self.

4) If you could create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
It’s never a waste of time to stop and smell the flowers!

5) What's the best place you've traveled to and why?
I am planning on studying abroad in Valencia, Spain during fall of 2018. I have never been out of the country before, so I believe this will be the adventure of a lifetime.
6) Where's your favorite spot in SLO?
My favorite spot in SLO is by far Montana de Oro. Montana de Oro is one of the most beautiful state parks I have ever visited and has so many amazing places to explore from the tide pools to the top of Valencia Peak.

7) What's one thing you can't leave home without?
My headphones! I am always listening to music when I’m walking to class, studying in the library, or working out at the Recreation Center.

8) What's on your bucket list?
I have quite a bit on my bucket list! I want to get scuba certified, go skydiving, visit every continent, go whitewater rafting, learn how to play an instrument, and the list continues…

9) What do you hope to achieve after you graduate?
After I graduate, I am planning to attend graduate school, though maybe not immediately. I also want to travel and work or volunteer abroad. I hope that I can obtain a diverse portfolio of experiences so I can pursue the career of my dreams.

10) What advice would you give to students interested in working for ASI?
I would encourage any student on campus to apply for a position with ASI. Working for ASI has been a fantastic experience that has allowed me to grow and excel as an employee and a student. ASI offers a flexible and supportive work environment for students while also being fun!
Erin Coltharp smiles in front of an ocean sunset wearing a blue jacket and red Lake Tahoe hat


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