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Leah Harris (She/her)

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Currently living in

Marine City, Cottrellville, Michigan, US

Work Preferences

Remote

Open to roles

InternshipLong Term Employee

About Me

Actually AutisticADHDLGBTQIA

I have a passion for the arts, including music, writing, and art. In the past I have worked as a church Pianist for 2 churches and guest advocate at Target. I recently ventured into painting landscape murals. I was drum major for 3 years in high school marching band, and I was head Drum Major my final year, training the assistant drum majors. That year I painted over 50 Bob Ross paintings on canvas paper and wooden spoons to be given at band camp as gifts and awards, kicking off my interest in oil painting and landscape painting. I have been playing piano since I was 8, and I was first chair clarinet in Wind ensemble my Senior year. I also participated in MSBOA District XVI Honors band as a clarinetist, Pit band as a Keyboardist, and National Honor Society during my time in school. I was chosen as best Sophomore, junior, and Senior by band camp staff, and was selected by my peers for the Patrick S. Gilmore band award for outstanding contributions my senior year. I attended Drum major camp at Michigan State University my sophomore year to gain experience. I have special interests including music and the arts, Attack On Titan, Japan, Carl Jung's cognitive functions/MBTI, Ravens, Tarot, and The Sims!

Ideal Workplace Values

Neurodivergent, minority, and LGBTQIA Advocacy/friendly. Work-life balance, and disability accommodating.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

When I am passionate about something or have a special interest, I go all out in my work. I live and breathe what I do and go above and beyond. For example, I was Drum Major of my high school marching band for 3 years. I painted over 50 Bob Ross paintings my senior year as Head Drum Major. The paintings were on canvas paper inserted into binders given as gifts to our section leaders at camp, and on wooden spoons given as band camp awards to members. After graduating, I also painted a mural of Mt Fuji and Sakura in our garage, which I worked on every day for about 2 weeks. I later painted a mural of the sky and hills for a local restaurant.

Technical Skills

Twitter

Snapchat

Microsoft Word

Top 5 Soft Skills

Working AutonomouslyLeadershipStructureStrategic ThinkingCreativity

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed captioningSend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesWritten interview instructionsEmail / calendar organizationTask managementDaily remindersPresentation helpConcise instructions for processingWritten checklistsReceive information in advanceWritten InstructionsRecorded MeetingsWait time for processing information Chunking large amounts of contentFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsPeriodic rest breaksQuiet / individual workspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetJob coachingEmployee resource group

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Loud noises
Variable temperatures
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

I struggle in environments that require lots of interaction with people and participating in small talk.

Education and Credentials

Attending since 2022

St. Clair County Community College

Some college, no degree obtained - General studies