By: Stephanie and Molly
Since there has been a change in leadership at our beloved HathCaff, we decided to interview the new executives and ask them some questions about the HathCaff and their personal lives. We are super excited to have new leadership in HathCaff and we know they will all do an amazing job the upcoming school year. Here are your new HathCaff Executives: CEO: Sarah Furth ‘17, COO: Coralin Li ‘18, CFO: Alexa Papanikolaou ‘17, Director of HR: Molly Gleydura ‘18, Head Barista: Maddie Fresco ‘18
WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT BUSINESS?
MG: I think it is really cool that we can have/make something that other people want. I also love the interaction between the business and the customers!
CL: Getting to connect with consumers through various marketing techniques.
SF: Business has always intrigued me. I love the fact that I have an opportunity to be a leader in something that the entire school is apart of.
AP: I really like applying math and logic to real world experiences. For example determining the cost of goods and from there deciding the selling point
WHY DID YOU WANT YOUR SPECIFIC JOB?
MG: I wanted this job because I love the background aspects of a store, like scheduling and interactions with the employees. Although it can be difficult to have awkward conversations, I’m glad that I am a main part to making the customer experience as great as it can be!
CL: I felt like the job description of COO perfectly fit with what I’m good at, such as planning, coordinating and designing things.
SF: I think that it is extremely good real world experience. Business is something that I want to go into as a career and this is the perfect job to start that. Along with that, this job gives me the opportunity to have an impact within the HB community.
AP: I thought that it was really cool that it was entirely student run, and I couldn’t pass up the incredible opportunity to get real world experience in both business and leadership.
MF:It is something that I want to pursue when I am older, so getting a jump start in high school was appealing to me.
WHAT SPORTS DO YOU PLAY?
AP: I used to play lacrosse but not anymore
MF: Tennis, figure skating, and swimming
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
MF: Figure skating
GOALS FOR THE HATHCAFF?
MG: I hope that we get a lot of new Baristas next year to get the whole school involved with this great business! I’m also expecting to have a great year with new ideas and opportunities!
CL: I would like to see the HathCaff expand in terms of menu size, merchandise (such as mugs and t-shirts), and consumer base.
SF: To make lots of money!! Also I hope that the HathCaff will be able to have everything that the school wants from it.
AP: My goal for the HathCaff next year is transitioning it from a start-up to a running business. The first year of operation presented many obstacles, and my goal is to have all of the kinks worked out for next year.
MF: To open up for not just students, but for parents.
ANY NEW UPCOMING DRINKS OR FOOD?
MG: Pumped for the lemonade and all of the new ideas we’ll try out next year!
CL: Psyched about lemonade!
SF: Not sure yet! Hopefully!!
AP: We are thinking about adding some new smoothie flavors!
MF: Chocolate frappuccino maybe…
FAVORITE JONAS BROTHER?
MG: Nick, duh!
AP: Nick Jonas
MF: Nick Jonas
STARBUCKS OR THE HATHCAFF?
MG: HathCaff, of course!
CL: HathCaff all the wayyyyyy
AP: Hath Caff all the way!
FAVORITE ITEM SOLD AT THE HATHCAFF?
MG: Croissants and hot chocolate
CL: Definitely the mango smoothies.
SF: Chocolate Chip Scone
AP: I really liked the hot chocolate in the winter!
MF: Peach mint spritzer
FAVORITE CRAYOLA CRAYON COLOR?
MG: Electric Blue
SF: Any type of blue
AP: Mac and Cheese
MF: Sky blue