Tess Meurling

Recruiter - Raleigh, NC

Born and raised North Carolina girl! I grew up in a small town in North Carolina called Apex. If I could describe it in any way, it would probably be best referred to as a Hallmark movie, the small-town vibes are always something that I have loved, and I had a great time growing up there.

My biggest influence growing up was my mother, she pushed me and my sister very hard to reach our goals, and always went out of her way to make sure that we were growing up to be strong women. She has been such a great figure in my life.

One of the most impactful lessons that I was taught as a child, was be your own kind of strong. This is something that I hold very close to my heart, focusing on your strengths, but also understanding the things you need to work on as an individual. Showing off your assets is important, but what makes a person truly strong is acknowledging their flaws.

I attended Old Dominion University in Virginia (Roll Archs) and studied strategic communications. I was on the women’s lacrosse team at ODU and had been committed there since the summer of my freshman year of high school. My junior and senior year I was also a member of Morgan’s Message, which was a college athlete suicide prevention club with chapters and most universities on the east coast, with hopes of continuing to spread their message.

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