At The Fearey Group we believe everyone has a story to tell. As a firm that has been around for more than 36 years, we understand where we came from has strong bearing on where we are. So, what stories currently make The Fearey Group a leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest?
Each Friday we shine the spotlight on one person at The Fearey Group. We will ask them the questions to help them share their stories and give insight into what makes our firm truly “fearless.”
For this week’s installment of Fearless Friday, we shine the spotlight on Olivia Fuller—account coordinator with our Healthcare and Life Sciences team.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Olivia Fuller: In five years, I see myself on a beach somewhere with a margarita. Actually though, I definitely see myself staying in Seattle—I love this city, especially because of its proximity to so many outdoor activities. I also am really passionate about healthcare and public health issues so I want to continue to build my career in that industry using my strengths in communications to do so.
What is your fondest memory from your childhood?
OF: One of my favorite memories was after a blizzard where we got three feet of snow and school was cancelled for a week. Living in Colorado it is RARE for school to get cancelled due to snow. Growing up, I was very lucky because we had this cul-de-sac where there were five other families that all had girls my age. It was cool that all my best friends lived next door.
We got the call that school was cancelled, so we all tunneled out from our driveways and created a trail system connecting to all of our houses. It took us all day but it meant that for the rest of the week we were not snowed in and got to go hang out with one another.
If money were no object, and you had a month to travel, where would you go on vacation and why?
OF: I would go to Ethiopia. Three of my siblings are adopted from there, so it’s definitely a priority for me to be able to see where they grew up. When I go I want to be able to experience it with my siblings and see it through their eyes. Plus, I’d love to indulge in lots of authentic Ethiopian food and coffee.
What is one thing most people do not know about you?
OF: I’m a huge boy-band fanatic. Everything from the classic Backstreet Boys obsession as a kid, to the Jonas Brothers as a teenager, to my current love for One Direction – it’s my guilty pleasure for sure. Oh, and I can still rap every single word to “Aaron’s Party” by Aaron Carter.
What is the best advice you could give to someone just beginning college?
OF: Get involved as much as you possibly can. A lot of people do not realize all of the things they could have been involved in until it is too late. When I started college, I joined the campus newspaper staff and my sorority, along with a few other clubs. Just joining those groups really helped me build my network. I think it is super important as a student to have things outside of classes to keep busy with and become committed to.