Maria Grey : Coffee, I can’t imagine my life without it!

What is the most important thing you do during the day?

The most important thing during the day for me is to check on my guinea pig, Roma.

What has been the most challenging part of your internship at Stratas?

The most challenging part of my internship is trying to memorize all the acronyms. Overall a government contracting business is a whole new world to me, but I find it fascinating.

What is the most valuable lesson you learned on your journey of life so far?

The most valuable lesson that I learned so far is to never give up. Being an immigrant from Eastern Europe how to be strong and independent at the early age; and such mind set helped me to achieve many things in life.

What college did you attend and what was your favorite class and what was your least favorite and why?

I attended Old Dominion University (ODU) where I majored in Business Administration with a minor in International Business; My favorite class that I took in college was Social Ethics. We had to discuss a lot of “hot” topics in class and had great debates. My professor was very knowledgeable and always brought up different perspectives to look at the situation. The biggest lesson I learned from this class is to have an open mind. My least favorite class was Calculus. I find math boring.

What about Stratas made you decide to apply for an internship there?

I was following Romeo’s work and admired the way he treated his team. Such a dedication to build people up and help them grow made me wanted to be a part of his leadership.

The one thing you can’t live without?

Coffee! I can’t imagine my life without it. Venti Pike, no room for cream, but cream on the side.

If your life was a made into a movie, what would the title be, and who would you cast to play you?

“I am Not Picky, I am Just Particular” and Charlize Theron

What is one weird thing about you that no one knows, but you are going to tell us anyway?

I always have to eat my fries first before I can eat my sandwich.