Virginia McKay

Q: What is your specialty on the team?
A: I am the Business, Scouting and Outreach Mentor. I also help out with Safety as needed.

Q: How many years have you been involved?
A: I officially became a mentor during our Stronghold season (2015-2016), but I started helping out during our Recycle Rush season (2014-2015).

Q: How did you hear/start out on the team?
A: I heard about the team because I’m married to Kevin, one of the founding mentors.

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I work in Sales Distribution for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Q: What is your goal do or what do you hope to achieve with students?
A: I want them to get hands on experience building a web-site,  coming up with a business plan, running a social marketing campaign, writing a press release or analyzing data in Excel. These are all valuable skills that will come in handy in the future–be it in college or in the workplace. I also want them to have a little fun while their at it. (Ex. Type in the Konami Code right now and watch the top of the page.) 

Q: What do you want your students you mentor to know/what life lessons do you want to teach?
A: I want them to know that with a little hard work, hustle and determination, anything is possible.  And the hustle is key. As Jon Acuff says, “Hustle isn’t just doing the things you love all the time. Hustle is doing the things you don’t enjoy sometimes to earn the right to do the things you love.”

Q: What college you go to? What did you major in?
A: I went to Bucks County Community College and Stony Brook University. I graduated from Stony Brook University in 2006 with a B.S. in Political Science and History.