Alison-1-768x1024 Get to Know a Heart Guide: Alison

It’s time once again to get to know one of the wonderful employees of the Halle Heart Children’s Museum! This week we’re shining the spotlight on Alison, an energetic Heart Guide who never fails to get kids excited about heart health. Here’s what she had to say!

How long have you been a Heart Guide?

Two and half years.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I have a background in public health and health education. I enjoy teaching both kids and adults. One of my first jobs was organizing and running health fairs for staff and inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

What’s your favorite thing about working at the HHCM?

I love when I see the light bulb go on! Nothing is as rewarding as seeing a child make a connection between ideas and a real-life association.

Tell us something you think is really interesting about the human heart.

Teaching CPR is something I’m passionate about. I tell my younger students to use Star Wars’ Imperial March to get to 100 beats per minute for chest compressions. Stayin’ Alive definitely works, too!

What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?

Pineapple.

What about your favorite way to be active?

Hiking–but golf is a close second!

A fun fact about you:

I love to travel and explore! In my spare time I’m always dreaming of my next adventure. I just went to China and am planning out my future train journey across Canada. I also want to visit every Disney park around the world!

Anything else you want to tell us?

Lub Dub rocks!