Audrey Ebert: Teacher & Leader

My name is Audrey. I’m 24 years old and live in the Puget Sound area of Washington. In the near future, I would like to obtain a steady job doing what I love to do, sports medicine in a high school, so I am able to pay off my student loans!

What is something that motivates you & why?
I am motivated by need. If someone has a need, if something needs changed, or if something just needs to be done in general, that motivates me to help. It doesn’t have to be anything specific. If someone needs a cup of sugar or needs help getting a law changed, I’m motivated to help.

What is something that inspires you & why?
I am inspired by everyday people doing what they can to change the world. It shows me that you don’t have to have money or fame to do something huge. You just have to have the desire an to do it. “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

If you could recommend a movie, website, song, or book for others & their inspiration, what would it be & why?
Movie – Finding Nemo. A cute children’s movie, but the message is good. Just keep swimming. 🙂
Website – GivesMeHope.com – GMH is a website where people share with the world their most hopeful, uplifting moments (in 300 characters or less) and allow others to draw strength from their experiences.
Song – Listening to Freddie Mercury by Emery. Lyrically one of my favorite songs. “We are all the same people with sinning hearts that make us equal.” I also find Relient K to be very inspirational at times.
Book – Harry Potter series. I find Harry, among other characters in the books, very inspirational for all that they overcome.
Quote – “I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” Harvey Milk

What’s one thing you’ve done to Pay-It-Forward?
After my mother passed away, my family set up a scholarship in her honor. Every year, we award scholarships to help local students attend college.
Also, I run a page on Facebook to bring awareness to
missing children in the Pacific Northwest. The more people that see the faces of the children, the better chance they have of being found and coming home safe. http://www.facebook.com/pages/For-The-Missing-Pacific-Northwest/288753959451

Do you have a goal list? If so, what are a few goals you would like to accomplish, small or large?
I don’t have any written down, but I do have goals. Some of the main things I want to accomplish in life include being a foster parent, adopting a child, and holding season tickets to the Seattle Sounders.

Who is your hero & why? This can include anyone: Celebrity, Author, Mother, etc.
My parents are my heroes. My mother fought breast cancer for 4 years and was the strongest woman I’ve known. Even during her worst days and and up until her last days, she never ceased to live with honor and integrity, and exactly how she believed God wanted her to. My father overcame poverty as a child. He worked hard to raise the quality of life for himself and for his children. And for that I’m very thankful.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I hope to still be living in the Puget Sound area with a steady job teaching sports medicine in a high school. I will have started a family and have some little ones running around.

If you could make one wish right now, what would it be?
For infinite wishes, of course. Is that cheating?

If you could motivate or inspire someone with one paragraph, what would it say?
Hope is one thing that can turn you around. If you don’t believe that you can do something, or change something, or become something, you run out of hope and you run out of options. Have hope in what you want, and work every day to give hope to others that are struggling.

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