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Piera Varela

Receptionist
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What do you love most about your job?

“My favorite responsibility is ordering snacks for the week! I love seeing what’s available and what people like, and I think it’s fun to change things up sometimes. Like most people I thrive on positive feedback, and buying snacks people like is a great way to get that.”

What drew you to working in administration?

“I like working supportive roles and helping other people get what they need to have a fun, efficient, balanced work environment! Plus, I love having lots of little tasks that I can start, finish, and cross off my list.”

What are you passionate about outside of work?

“I’m an artist! My main medium is linocut printing, and I also draw and make comics. I love nature and I like to volunteer with the Mystic River Watershed Association: I am very good at removing invasive water chestnuts and counting fish. I also read a lot! I mostly read speculative fiction with queer casts, but I do a little bit of everything.”

Education/Degrees
  • B.A., English, Smith College