Carson Lottridge is a junior studying Child and Family Studies at Ohio University. Carson has decided to complete her internship with the Athens CASA/GAL program. She is from Gahanna, Ohio.
What brought you to CASA?
I heard about CASA through mutual friends who have done their internships here. Their experiences were incredible and so fulfilling, I had to learn more. Doing more research on CASA, I realized how vital CASA is to a community. I want to be able to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. CASA is the perfect place to get involved with a community, whilst learning lessons along the way.
Why is CASA important to you?
CASA is important to me because I understand how it feels to need someone to advocate for me. CASA, to me, is the extra helping hand a person or a family may need to continue their lives in a healthy way. CASA changes lives, and I want to be a part of it.
What do you do outside of CASA?
Outside of CASA, I really enjoy hanging out with my friends! I live with 30 other women in my sorority house. It is a blast!
How do you wind down or spend your free time?
To wind down, I usually partake in yoga. I also love to read!!
What is something people may not know about you?
Something people may not know about me is that one of my goals in life is to have a huge garden. Granted, I have never planted anything before, but I would love to learn and try it out!
What is something you've learned recently? I recently learned that confidence makes all the difference in how you present yourself, and that it starts from within!