Baby Meets Science cover letter

Dear Alyssa Marshall,

I saw your job posting for a Community Builder on HireMyMom.com and I am very interested! My skill set and interests would be a fantastic fit for your needs.

I have spent the last four years working for Paula’s Choice Skincare as a Senior Client Services Consultant. My essential job functions were customer service-related (phone calls, emails, live chats, and Facebook messages/page interaction), but I also had many additional regular tasks which included managing projects and writing and editing content. I can provide outstanding references from my previous supervisor and coworkers upon request.

I absolutely love Facebook as a tool to connect with others, and in reading what you wrote about your position, I think you and I would connect well. My favorite part of Facebook right now is a mom group I joined about a year ago; I regularly participate in that group, and there are many members who would tell you that my discussion style is thoughtful, science-based, research-oriented, and kind. I’d be happy to provide references for that too if you want me to!

Here are my answers to your questions:
1. I seek to eat, and provide my family with, a macro-balanced diet that leans heavily on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains for its carbohydrates as much as possible. A typical meal will include lean meat or poultry, cooked vegetables, a grain such as brown rice or quinoa, and some healthy fats (nuts cooked with the vegetables, a cheese-based sauce, that kind of thing).
2. I have taken the full Myers-Briggs test, and my type is INFJ. I’d love to know what yours is, too, if we are to work together.
3. What a great question. The first thing that comes to mind is my belief in the importance of teaching consent and bodily autonomy from birth. Lots of parents see no harm in “tickle attacks” or “now go give Grandma a hug and kiss,” but we are teaching our son that it’s okay to assert his preferences for what happens with his body even when he is a toddler, and that others should respect his wishes.

Another thing that comes to mind isn’t so much a belief as it is an example of my commitment to what I do for my child’s health: I have been an exclusively pumping mom for 13 months and counting. He was a NICU baby and never latched properly, and I wasn’t ready to give up on my plan to breastfeed. I firmly believe “fed is best” and have nothing against formula-feeding, but breastfeeding was something I knew I wanted to continue for my son, even when nursing directly from the breast didn’t work out.

I’d love to discuss this position with you further. Please feel free to contact me via email or if desired via phone. Thank you for your consideration!

Best,

Kristina Hawley
kmbirkel@gmail.com
425-941-6265

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