Everyone, meet Rebecca Soto. Rebecca is the Enrollment and Match Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC), and we are excited to spotlight her this month!
Rebecca's role as an Enrollment and Match Specialist involves conducting orientations, interviewing new match participants, and creating matches based on the best fit between the Big and Little. Before coming to BBBSCC, she was a graduate assistant in the Sociology M.A. program at UNC Charlotte.
When asked what her favorite part of her work is, Rebecca stated, "conducting match meetings is my favorite part about working at BBBSCC. Introducing match participants for the first time and facilitating their first conversations is so rewarding. There is no better feeling than taking a match picture at the end of the meeting. To see everybody leave so excited to start this journey off together. To think that I have potentially introduced two people who could stay connected for the rest of their lives and form a true bond….makes every moment of hard work worth it".
Rebecca's favorite moment at BBBSCC was making her first match. "I transitioned over from Match Support, so I had supported hundreds of matches but never made my own. I was so nervous the day of the meeting, but I was confident in knowing that all my experience in Match Support had helped me make a wonderful match. That Big Brother and Little Brother are still matched today and have a great relationship.
When Rebecca described the importance of mentoring, she mentioned it was essential. "Everybody needs someone to lean on. As a Big, you get the opportunity to invest in a child's future and potentially make an impact that can change the trajectory of their whole life. When I was growing up, I had some wonderful mentors, but while in college I had a manager who became an amazing mentor to me. She connected me with campus opportunities that I never even heard of, and was the one who encouraged me to apply here at BBBSCC, stated Rebecca.
- One of my mottos is “She believed she could…so she did”.
- My favorite show will always be Friends.
Please join us in congratulating Rebecca as our BBBSCC Spotlight Employee of the Month!