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Meet Our Team: Hanna Recktenwald

by Carolann Verrioli

Hanna Recktenwald: Social Work Intern

Title and time with the organization?

I am a Social Work Intern and have been with the organization since August 2021.

What made you interested in becoming an intern at Goodwill of the Finger Lakes?

I have always interned and worked at daycare centers and schools. With this internship for my Master’s degree I really wanted to expand my knowledge in an area that I had no knowledge about. I wanted to be pushed out of my comfort zone and learn new, exciting things that I could carry with me throughout my social work career.

What have you enjoyed the most so far about your time here at Goodwill?

I have enjoyed how I am challenged with this new area. Low vision is something that I had no clue even existed and I have learned so much since August. I have also enjoyed the welcoming people here in the Low Vision Center, they have been great and are always willing to help me.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I have a total of 5 siblings, the youngest being 6 and the oldest 26.

Coffee & Connections

Starting this month, Hanna will be hosting a support group called "Coffee & Connections" for those with low vision. The group is held at 500 S. Clinton Ave. in Rochester, and meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 10AM-11:30AM, and the third Tuesday of every month from 2PM-3:30PM. For more information about the support group, contact 585-697-5738.