Happy National Volunteer Week! To celebrate the occasion, CSI would like to give a resounding round of applause to all of our current and past volunteers. All week, we are putting the spotlight on CSI members who go the extra mile for their friends and colleagues.
Today’s spotlight is on Jeanne Anton, CSI, CDT, LEED AP. You’re invited to learn how to become a CSI Volunteer or opt in to the CSI Volunteer Pool to easily apply for opportunities that are a match for your interests and availability.
How did you first decide to volunteer, and what is your particular area of expertise?
I came across CSI when a mentor of mine mentioned it to me and after I took the CDT exam. I wanted to be more involved with the community because I wanted to learn as much as I could about it and also contribute my own knowledge.
Why is the work you do as a volunteer important to you?
Not many people know about CSI and the fact that I volunteer for it opens up a lot of questions and opens up interest. The more people there are volunteering, the more resources there will be for anyone in the field.
What impact have other volunteers had on your career?
They were kind enough to look for opportunities for me during the pandemic. I had a handful of interviews, but ultimately got hired at an architectural firm.
How might other AECO professionals volunteer in their community, and why might you encourage them to do so?
It's a really good opportunity to network and even have mentors that have more experience than you to help you in your career.
Favorite podcast or book?
My favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut. So pretty much anything by him, let’s say Slaughterhouse 5. My favorite podcast is Morbid.
I’m a drone operator and videographer on the side. I also like drawing.