Meet the Graduate Assistants: Abbie Mills

Here at our remote Team Awesome headquarters we’re taking time to think about the people who make us so great. You’re already familiar with their hard-working, tech-supporting, can-do attitudes. Now we pull the curtain back a little bit further so that you can get to know them better. Today, we’re featuring first-year student Abbie Mills. When she graduates, she plans to be a school librarian.

Where are you from and what’s your favorite part about it?

I was born and raised here in Champaign-Urbana. I love the wonderfully brilliant and diverse community and all the great parks!

What is your favorite part about working at the Help Desk?

I love how welcoming and helpful this Help Desk community is. Everyone has been so inclusive and kind. I know I am safe asking questions that someone will jump right in to kindly help! (They also treat patrons this way which is wonderful!) It is a team I feel proud to be joining because of their great well-earned reputation.

Favorite catchphrase?

Groovy! Gnarly!

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, what would you eat?


What is (or would be) your go-to karaoke song?

Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

If you had to choose, would you rather it rained gummy bears, M&Ms, or potato chips?

M&Ms (all the different kinds!)

What was your silliest/most embarrassing teenage phase?

Brought moose pillow pet, Marshall Owen McMoosen, everywhere. Marshall’s predecessor, Flynn, was unfortunately lost in the Atlanta Airport.

Who would win in a fight between a trillion lions and the sun?

The sun – it would fry them!

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