A Lowell CHC Summer

July 17, 2019

Later this month, we’ll be bidding a fond farewell to Connor Griffiths, our Communications/Marketing Summer Intern. Since joining us in June, we’ve barely let him catch his breath. Along with assisting with press releases and drafting our communications plan, he has worked on staff announcements and creating content for our TV monitors and Intranet. He has also embraced his role as as our on-call staff photographer, ready at a moment’s notice to document a range of important events, including our incredible Pride Month celebration, and visits from State Senator Edward Kennedy and a representative of the United Nations. He’s also captured staff gatherings and taken part in planning meetings for Teen BLOCK’s Dance 4 Peace XXIV.

“Working here has opened my eyes to so many things,” Connor reflects. “The diversity is incredible. I’ve met so many interesting people and had a front row seat on health topics impacting all of us on a local, regional, and global level.”

Connor attends Cornell University and will graduate in 2021. He is studying Anthropology, with a focus on medical anthropology, and is minoring in Global Health. He has taken coursework in global and public health, medical anthropology, sociology, as well as communications and Spanish. Wow. No wonder he gets what we do. Thank you, Connor!

Since he’s learned so much this summer, we thought it was time we learned more about him. And if you run into him at Espresso Pizza, be sure to say hello! 
 
10 questions with Connor Griffiths
 
Where were you born? I was born in Lowell, MA and lived there for a few months before moving to Pepperell, MA, where I have lived ever since.

Your favorite place to visit? Although I have a few favorites, if I had to pick one it would be the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I love hiking and camping and spent most of my summers growing up doing just that in the Whites. 

Your favorite food? Espresso Pizza has been my favorite for as long as I can remember.

What books are you reading this summer? The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Between the World and Me, What The Eyes Don’t See

One word to describe yourself? Passionate

All-time favorite movie? Lady Bird

What’s on your bucket list? Live in another country!

What’s your pet peeve? Being late because of other people

If you’re stranded on an island, what would you bring? My water bottle

Which country would you visit first after college graduation? Armenia