We’re thrilled to welcome Zoe Miller to the team as our newest Marian Ivers Intern. Zoe is a senior at University of Nebraska at Omaha studying public health with a minor in LGBTQ+/Sexuality Studies. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health—specifically how policies affect people giving and receiving quality care. In the community, Zoe is often organizing with her peers to create a better Omaha for everyone. Let’s get to know Zoe a little more!
What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund so far?
I enjoy the flexibility I get to have as a full-time student and being surrounded by individuals committed to making positive change and collaboratively pursuing our shared goals.
Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Supportive, community, change-making.
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
The best thing about living in Omaha is the food. I think we have the best restaurants compared to any other place I’ve been to, and you can always find something that will satisfy your tastebuds.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
I love playing video games, strictly Nintendo games. I can always have a good gaming session with my siblings and friends, or I play a fun solo game when I need a break.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I hope to strengthen relationships and build community here in Omaha. Times are tough for so many people in various ways, and having people in your corner and fostering community care is incredibly important right now—and will continue to be crucial if we want to enact real change.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
My most interesting job was when I used to lifeguard in high school. I don’t think I will ever have more hilarious or disgusting work stories than those from that time.
What are you listening to these days?
Lady Gaga is always on repeat for me. I grew up listening to her and still do to this day (while eagerly awaiting the release of her new album).
If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you?
I would want Aubrey Plaza cast as me. I don’t think I am as intimidating as she is, but the characters she has played have definitely influenced me.