Employee of the Month: Jen Gilliam

Employee of the Month

We love what we do here at EA, and we're lucky to have built a team over the years who believe so strongly in their work and the overall mission of our company. In 2018, we're making it a priority to showcase these individuals, and provide a glimpse into our day-to-day life. As part of this initiative, we've asked our employees to nominate one of their coworkers who has gone above and beyond in these last few months. 

Our first peer-nominated Employee of the Month is one of our wonderful social workers, Jen Gilliam! Jen has been working with EA for about six years, and was a foster parent before officially joining the team. She was kind enough to take some time out of her busy day to give us a glimpse into her life. Read on to learn more!

What does your best day on the job look like?

Being in court when a family completes an adoption on a kiddo they've had for a long time.  

What do you wish people knew about working in your field?

Although it can be frustrating at times, it’s a very rewarding career.

Working in this industry can be difficult. How do you practice self-care?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Going to the gym and trying to eat healthy.

What's something about you that would surprise people?

My husband and I have adopted five children and have one biological child.

Anything else you'd like to add?

"Sometimes our work is not for the faint of heart. But, you will never know what you are made of until you step into the fire. Step bravely!” ― Deborah A. Beasley