Student Worker of the Month: Danielle Keller
By Marette Hahn
Career IMPACT Center
The Student Worker of the Month, Danielle Keller, is the epitome of what it means to have that role at Grand Canyon University.
As a freshman, Danielle attended the Career IMPACT Center’s Student Worker Job Fair and got connected with the library and Nita Mailander, director of library services. Danielle was so impressive in her interview that she was offered a position as a library assistant on the spot.
Now a junior biology pre-medicine major, Danielle has spent the last few years assisting students from undergraduate studies through doctoral programs with APA formatting, research and utilizing the library’s resources. She credits this position with helping her build her patience, people skills and ability to alleviate frustrations and also to make students comfortable, which will be immensely helpful in the health care field.
In addition to her experience in the library, Danielle also has an internship with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helping with events, connecting with businesses and sponsors, and doing other office duties.
These experiences along with her excellent academic record will hopefully propel her into an amazing physician assistant program and ultimately make her a fantastic health care professional.
“Danielle makes it her mission to not only know the information, but to understand the information. By doing this she instills trust and respect with the students she is helping. They know they are being helped by someone knowledgeable,” Mailander said.
Sounds like a great mindset for a health care professional! Best of luck to you, Danielle!