Humans of UWL: Peyton Medick

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Carly Rundle-Borchert

UWL Senior Peyton Medick.

Carly Rundle-Borchert, Photojournalist

UWL Senior Peyton Medick said, “I started working here [Global Grounds Coffee] in May. I love the environment, the atmosphere. My coworkers are great, very inclusive, warm and inviting. I was welcomed to the staff quickly. Makes it really feel like a safe space. The management is great. They really incorporate other cultures to make people feel welcomed here. The uniqueness of the coffee shop makes it a fun place to work. We’ve never played music in English…the drinks are great. We’re incredibly environmentally friendly, which is something that brought me here as a customer but also now as an employee. I love that we have very green practices. Everything from behind the scenes– the chemicals we use to clean–little things you don’t think about. All of our baked goods are handmade, all of our jewelry is from a local artist. We’re working on putting some local artists’ work on the walls and are always open to artists reaching out. We have baskets from Kenya right now. Just trying to really bring that global aspect into this local coffee shop. I think that really does set us apart from other coffee shops in the area.”

“I’m a senior majoring in communications and double minoring in photography and digital media design. I’m not really sure what I want to do when I graduate but something that incorporates all three of my areas of study. Whether that be graphic design and photography for a company or social media. I also do portraiture on the side, so eventually having that as a business would be fun. I’m not good at painting and drawing at all but I feel like I have all this pent us creativity so I try to express that through photography,” said Medick. #humansofuwl

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