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Employee Spotlight: Brianna and Mary Alex

We are excited to introduce PYAW's newest Fellows, Brianna and Mary Alex!

Brianna grew up north of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia and is a member of Class 16 of the Knoxville Fellows. She loves outdoor adventures, traveling, spending time with her family, and the French language and culture. Her dream is to have a bilingual library in her home and her long-off retirement plans include opening a bookstore/coffee shop. Brianna also enjoys volunteering and participating in mission work domestically and internationally. 

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite Movie: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Fun Fact: She writes poetry and embroiders in her free time

Quote: "I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live" - Ecclesiastes 3:12

Originally from Nashville, Mary Alex recently graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is currently a Knoxville Fellow. She loves trying new restaurants, hanging out with friends, and finding new hiking spots. Mary Alex can often be found wandering the aisles of target or enjoying a walk at Lakeshore Park. 

Favorite Food: Cheese

Favorite Movie: Goodfellas

Favorite Quote: “Vision leads to venture, and history is on the side of venturesome faith. The person of vision takes fresh steps of faith across gullies and chasms, not “playing safe” but neither taking foolish risks.” - J. Oswald Sanders