Faces of the Fort: Stasha Carrasquillo
Oct07

Faces of the Fort: Stasha Carrasquillo

Stasha Carrasquillo joins us for October’s Faces of the Fort, asserting that there is no shortage of things to get involved with in our area. Stasha is quite active in the community from volunteering for a slew of causes to working at Parkview Health as the director of foundation communication to championing Northeast Indiana as a great place for Millennials to raise families. Originally from the 101 lakes of Steuben County, she graduated from a small high school near South Bend. She says choosing where to attend college is what led her “straight to the heart of Fort Wayne”–and she’s never looked back. 1.) You’ve achieved a great deal in a short amount of time: worked for a handful of terrific Northeast-Indiana-bred employers, earned two degrees, AND served as Miss Kankakee Valley. What are some benefits to making a life here in Fort Wayne as a young Gen Y professional? What are some challenges? I have never second guessed my decision to build my career and life in Fort Wayne because the biggest benefit of making a life here is that opportunities abound for anyone who is willing to make their move, share their passion and be a part of what is going on around them. This takes initiative which is a challenge that may turn away some, but for those who truly want to make their life about sharing their passions and accomplishing their goals, life in Fort Wayne is perfectly staged for just that. My passion is learning and my goals challenge me to broaden my horizons and challenge myself to grow personally, spiritually and professionally; all of these elements of my life have found a place in Fort Wayne. 2.) What’s one of the things about the Fort that you’re most proud of? What makes me most proud of Fort Wayne is the loyalty and camaraderie that can be found behind in every corner you search. Local coffee shops, bakeries, a growing trail system, Parkview Field, Lunch on the Square, new local restaurants, Fort4Fitness, RiverFest, the list could go on, but all of these share the common denominator that a Fort Wayne resident had an idea, dare I say a passion, and championed something they believed would benefit our community. I see so much growth happening throughout our community and knowing that the drive for this is homegrown makes me all the more proud to be able to share in the excitement. Not to mention my husband Andre and I get to show-off all of the new and wonderful things there are to share with others here in the Fort to our out-of-town family and friends....

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