By: Sierra Smith
name is Sierra Smith and I am the new Youth Transition Specialist at Independence,
Inc. here in Minot. I started working here in January and jumped right into
schools on my first day. I am not sure who I enjoy working with more, my
students or my coworkers!
I grew up on
a ranch outside of the very small town of Sherwood, ND. After high school I attended college at the
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. I graduated with my Bachelor’s
degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services in 3.5 years. I did part of my
summer internship with Independence, Inc., and when I heard they had an open
position, I applied right away!
In my free time, I enjoy going up to my farm and doing a
little bit of everything. I also enjoy watching and playing sports, playing
with my nieces and nephews, and watching The Office.
I am very
grateful Independence, Inc. took a chance on a girl fresh out of college. I have
already learned so much and look forward to everything to come!