Brenna Wilcox calls Kansas her home ground. She’s from Baldwin City, Kansas, but recently moved to McPherson, Kansas. She was born and raised in the house she just moved out of and has always loved living in the state. Brenna completed two years at Emporia State University where she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She transferred to Hutch Community College to get her degree online while she works at The Land Institute.
What work experiences are most relevant to your position at The Land Institute?
I recently worked in an administrative aid role at Emporia State. I worked for the school of business and was able to make connections with my professors as well as the dean.
What’s most inspiring about your position?
I am very excited to just help out where ever I am needed. I enjoy being in the background and helping with tasks. It is rewarding knowing you helped people accomplish something without everyone having to know you were a part of it.
What drew you to work at The Land Institute?
My aunt recommended I apply here because she knew some current employees and thought it would be a good fit for me. As soon as I talked on the phone with HR I was excited to continue the interview process. Everyone I have talked to so far has been extremely friendly and inviting.
What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?
I started playing softball at age 6 and didn’t stop until I turned 18. I started out in recreational t-ball and my parents signed me up for a competitive travel team when I was almost 10. I loved every minute of it and made so many great friends on all the teams I played for. I even got to play on the same team as my sister for 3 years. It was very intimidating because she is 3 years older than me but I earned my spot because I worked hard to be the best I could be. We even got to play high school softball together and in our last game of the season, we won the state championship.
What else are you passionate about?
I am very passionate about animals and nature. I find beauty in everything outside because nature truly is simply magnificent. My love for animals is due to the fact that I believe everyone and everything has feelings.
If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
If I wrote a book it would be about mental health and how it has been a factor in my life. I think there is a lot for people to learn about how different mental illnesses affect different people.