Bachert was born in Japan but grew up in Needville and is pursuing a degree in marketing and will graduate in May.
“I originally wanted to major in graphic design, but my sophomore year I changed to marketing,” she said. “I want to pursue a job in this field because I have always been fascinated by the way advertisements run and how creative people can get to sell their products and services.”
This is Bachert’s first time at Mo-Ranch, and even though this is her first week on the job, she already knows it’s a good fit for her.
“I wanted to see how it would be to work for a non-profit and I’ve heard great things about Mo Ranch through different faculty and staff at Schreiner,” she said. “My first impression was it is very large, and the people are very nice. Everyone seemed to welcome me with open arms.”
Her goal for the internship is to gain a broader knowledge on the advertising side of marketing.
“When I interviewed with Breanna (director of programs, marketing and communications), she said that because the departments are small teams, she gets to work really the entire marketing field for Mo-Ranch,” Bachert said. “I am hoping to gain experience in all areas of marketing and really find an area that I am passionate about and can make a career out of.”
Bachert, who played competitive softball for 15 years, discovered her creative side after suffering back injury her freshman year of college.
“I was actually recruited to play for Schreiner University, but I had to give up my dreams of playing collegiate softball,” she said. “Since then, I’ve discovered a love for painting and a passion for creativity that is unmatched by others.”
After graduating, Bachert plans to move to either Houston or San Antonio, but wants to apply for jobs across the country.
Her dream job would one that combines her passion for both marketing and traveling — like working for the Fluor Corporation or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
“I love to travel and meet new people and experience new cultures, so I think it would be really cool to combine those passions,” she said.