Meet Mary Our New Intern

We are thrilled to have Mary a Senior in college join us as an intern this semester. She brings some fresh perspective, a big heart, and a desire to learn and to serve. Take a few minutes to hear from her heart and learn a little bit about her.

Hello, my name is Mary Marquardt. I am in my final year of college studying Human Social Services and Psychology along with minoring in Spanish. I grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and was raised in a large family. Children and vulnerable populations have always held a special place in my heart. I feel that it is my calling to work with children and families in some capacity. I am prayerful that throughout this internship, I will be able to grow in both my strengths and my weaknesses and will gain a better understanding of what a full-time position in this field will look like. Interning with OneHope27 will give me many important skill sets which will be helpful in serving individuals in the Milwaukee area. I am very thankful for this opportunity and for the overwhelming welcome that I have already received from Charonne and Natalie.

Here are a couple of fun facts about myself:


If I were inventing a new dish, I would probably create an egg bake, I would put in eggs, sausage, tomatoes, spinach, and cheese; then I would top it off with some avocado and a glass of raspberry lemonade on the side.

If I were getting rid of one month of the year, I would choose March. I do not particularly have anything against March, but the weather during that month is often still quite chilly and I prefer shorter winters.


An obscure talent would be keeping track of expiration dates on food items, and organizing them accordingly. I try to avoid waste and sometimes this means going through the cabinets and finishing items that need to be used.


Going along with the previous skill, if I could make one pet peeve illegal, it would be opening a new condiment bottle before the other is finished. Sometimes those bottles get lost in the back of the fridge and then another bottle is opened, this bothers me because then both bottles are competing for use and they usually end up taking up space in the fridge for a long amount of time.

Charonne asked if I had any crazy college roommate stories, and I can not think of anything too crazy. My friends and I play lots of Just Dance. We also have board game nights when we invite over friends for games and conversation. Most of the time, we’ve been focused on academics, but social time and building relationships have also been very important to me and my friends throughout college.

Mary will be with us all semester and we plan to give her the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the organization so when you get the chance to meet her please help her feel welcome and if you do find yourself interacting with her, bring her a coffee or a yummy treat  – she is still a college student after all…

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