Intern Spotlight: Gretchen West

Name: Gretchen West

Department: Account Service

Hometown: Brenham, TX

School & Year: TCU, Senior

Major: Strategic Communication

Favorite dog breed: Bernese Mountain Dog

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

“Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?

I am a fanatic when it comes to sports… I grew up on the football field as a water girl for my dad’s football team. We took in many of my dad’s players to live with us throughout my life and I consider many of them family. My identity as a coach’s daughter is very important to me.

Favorite happy-hour drink?

French 75 or an Aperol Spritz… I can’t pick!

Currently watching on Netflix?

“Gilmore Girls.”

What’s your bizarre talent?

I don’t know if this is a talent, but I have a weirdly good memory. My family calls me an elephant because I can remember the tiniest details from years ago. 

What’s next on your bucket list?

I would love to be fluent in another language.

What inspires you?

Edward Degas artwork.

What do your friends consider ‘so you’?/ What are you notorious for?

My friends would say I am most notorious for having a big glass of red wine or always building up a story way too much before actually just getting to the point.

Describe your most embarrassing yet iconic moment.

I was starting 7th grade and had just made the cheerleading team. At the first day of school pep rally, I was the first to do a tumbling pass. I did a back handspring into the mascot and the pyramid of girls… I knocked the head off of the mascot and the whole pyramid fell. They had to stop the whole pep rally to make sure everyone was okay and that no one had concussions… it was a disaster.

What are you expecting from your internship at PAVLOV?

I really want to find where I best fit in an agency and to discover where my strengths could be most useful.

Describe your experience at PAVLOV in one word:

Fascinating!