Akayla Mazza

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How has your college experience influenced your career at IDR?

I saw that several of the girls in my major (communications) went into recruiting after college, and once I started it I realized I had a real knack for it. I was always the leader in group projects as well so I felt it was a natural leadership choice for me.

If you were given any 3 ingredients and 30 minutes on Top Chef, what could you make?

Cannoli Dip, everyone in the office loves when I make it! It’s ricotta, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Add some chocolate chips and you have a bomb Italian style dessert, it’s great for parties.

What is your favorite season?

Fall! Halloween is my favorite holiday, I love dressing up and there’s usually some really good fall concerts. Plus in Colorado, we start ski season Oct/Nov so it’s the perfect end to the season.

If you could smell like one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Fresh mountain air.

How many speeding tickets have you gotten in your life? 

I don’t actually have any speeding tickets! Mostly parking tickets…

What’s your biggest Pet Peeve?

People talking on their phone really loudly, especially at a dinner table or on the bus.

At age 5, what was your answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

A paleontologist, I loved dinosaurs and knew a ton about them.