From Our Newsletters: Deidre Wood is committed to helping others at work and in the community
For most of Wood’s career at Penn, she has cleaned and maintained labs and office spaces. Today, she works mainly in residences such as the New College House. Wood recognizes the challenges that come with the transition from labs and office spaces to student housing.
“It’s a little harder because the cleaning is more intense since there are people actually living in the spaces we clean....especially during the end of the summer when we have to prepare for all of the students to come back.”
Nevertheless, she brings the same positive attitude every day.
“These students deserve to have someone doing what needs to be done to make sure they move into a very nice looking apartment.”
Despite her demanding work, Wood still finds time to pursue personal goals. She recently completed the Pipeline for Promise program, a Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) initiative that offers Community College of Philadelphia students a free summer course at SP2.