Nominated by Liz Wiesman, Wright State Research Institute (WSRI).
Olivia Kriel has been working at WSRI for three years. During that time, she has consistently asked for additional responsibilities to increase her knowledge of their Human Resources Department. She has created and distributed a monthly all staff newsletter, mentored and supported other student interns within the department by providing guidance and backup support when needed.
Olivia served as the main point of contact for the summer Automatic Target Recognition Center (ATRC) internship program hosting over seventy STEM students from across the country conducting research with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) mentors on the Wright State campus. She was responsible for all the pre-internship welcome communications, the on-boarding process, organizing orientation sessions, providing support during the internship, and conducting the exit process and final communications when the internships ended. The feedback from the program’s manager regarding Olivia’s performance was glowing.
Olivia has established herself as the “go to” resource for HR or operational questions and issues for many of the WSRI staff. Her supervisor Liz states, “Having Ms. Olivia Kriel on my team makes me a more successful leader and the WSRI a better place.”
Special thanks to this year’s selection committee: Dalila Bennett; Medical Student Clinical Coordinator, Boonshoft School of Medicine; Kurt Brugger, Assistant IT Manager, Boonshoft School of Medicine; Chelsie Spoor, Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs.
Congratulations to all the students who were nominated this year and thanks to all the supervisors for nominating their outstanding student employees.