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Campus Kids Summer Camp
2017 Staff Interviews


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Matt Zajac

Nickname: Zajac, Zaj, Doc, Walt, Zajypoo, Zajybaby

Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ

Position: Office Manager

Favorite Activities: Squash, Gaga, and Zumba

When not at camp: Well, currently I'm in a bit of a transition period. I just graduated from TCNJ and I'll be moving to Chicago in September for grad school. I'm going to be doing a PHD program for chemistry at the University of Chicago.

Pick three songs and create a playlist that describes you. Call Me Al- Paul Simon, I Like Me Better- Lauv, and Valerie- Amy Winehouse

How has your time at CK changed over the years? I've been at Campus Kids since I was a kid. I was very small and reserved when I was younger, even as a camper. I think it was my time as a Staff Assistant, though, that really brought me out of my shel and taught me how to interact with others, lead amongst my peers, and manage my time. I learned how to multi-task and juggle a lot of various things at once. Those are all things I never expected to learn at camp, but have helped me tremendously throughout life.

What is one of your proudest achievements? I think getting into the University of Chicago is definitely one of my proudest achievements. I worked really hard throughout college and the application process for it. Also, just having the confidence to move out to Chicago and experience something completely new is a huge accomplishment for me.