In November, Jillianne Carrasco joined Habitat Kent as our newest Homeowner Services Specialist! Jillianne has experience as a FEMA Corps Member, Intern at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia and as a Legislative Intern at the MI House of Representatives. She also knows over 100 Starbucks blended coffee and tea recipes from her time there as a barista.
Q: What drew you to Habitat Kent?
Jillianne: I love the mission of bringing communities together and being a part of people’s journey to homeownership. I wanted to do work that has a direct impact on the community of Grand Rapids, and directly addressing the affordable housing crisis is so important and impactful for our city.
Q: What about working at Habitat makes you excited?
Jillianne: I’m excited to build relationships with the homeowners! Each family and each story is so unique. A house can really change someone’s life and it’s a privilege to be a part of it in any capacity.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Jillianne: I’m a devoted New York Times Crossword Puzzle solver, a coffee lover, and a mediocre yet passionate crochet-er.
Q: Pets or no pets?
Jillianne: I have 2 aquatic frogs at home!