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One‑Minute Meeting with Darnelda Renzelli

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on February 28, 2022 in Community Highlights

Three questions, each answered in 150 words or less. One-Minute Meeting is a quick and easy way to get to know more about your colleagues, new and old. Learn how you can nominate someone at the bottom of this post.

Today's meeting is with Darnelda Renzelli, Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Libraries of the Killam Library.

What’s your favourite thing about work at Dal?

Working at Dalhousie University has been a lifetime experience for me. I have great colleagues and have made a lot of friendships throughout my 28 years of working at the Killam Library. The students are big part of the university, and I enjoy seeing the walking around now that they are back on campus.

What is the one daily habit you’ve adopted that you feel has benefitted you in our work?

The one daily habit that I do each day that benefits me at work is exercise and eating properly. Having a daily routine has helped me mentally and physically. I am up at 4 a.m. each morning, and I do a 30-minute workout on the elliptical/treadmill. This is my time to meditate and relax before I go to work.  I know a lot of people think I am crazy to get up at 4 a.m., but I find that doing these workouts keeps me on track and helps me have a productive day when I get to work.

When you’re feeling tired out, what is your go-to strategy for regaining balance?

When I feel tired out, my go-to strategy I would say is spending time with my family and my two dogs. I have a labradoodle who is three-years old, and a Shit zhu who is two-years old. They are both very energetic and when I do not have any energy to do anything, those dogs will definitely get me up and give me energy and then the next thing you know I am outside taking them for a walk.  They help me when I am tired and I enjoy being with them and being rejuvenated.

Now, nominate someone you'd like to see on One-Minute Meeting.

Is there someone at Dal you'd like to know more about? Email to suggest them for a One-Minute Meeting. Please provide contact information for the person you are nominating and let us know if you are comfortable with them knowing you nominated them (in case they ask). We'll then send the nominee an email seeing if they'd like to participate.

Previously on One-Minute Meeting:

Michelle Patrick, Student Success Career Advisor, Bissett Student Success Centre and President, Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group

Wanda Ince, Program Coordinator with the Transition Year Program

Ray Bundy, Utility Service Person with Facilities Management

Vanessa Jackson, Executive Assistant, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine

Tracy Kittilsen, Manager of Extended Learning at the Faculty of Agriculture

Jennifer Devitt, Training Coordinator in the Office of the University Veterinarian