Our next Bison Spotlight is Lindsey Gerzabek, Class of 2020. Lindsey is a Criminal Justice major and a Psychology minor, from Branford, Connecticut. Here on the Hill, Lindsey is captain of the Women’s Ice Hockey and Lacrosse teams, and a member of the Criminal Justice Club. She is also Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a TA for First-Year Professional Development Seminar, and a peer mentor. Outside school and work, she loves the outdoors, especially going on hikes and trips to the beach. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.
A fun fact about Lindsey is she has a golden retriever named Nala who is her best friend!
Lindsey is currently interning with the Connecticut Police Academy, training for six months to become a State Environmental Conservation Officer. Once she finishes at the Academy, she will be stationed at a certain sector of the state. Lindsey will be responding to calls, mainly regarding fish and game laws, responding to boating accidents and other miscellaneous law-breaking emergencies. Every day of her internship is different! Every morning, she does physical training, then has classes or other practical lessons (driving, firearms training, etc.) the rest of the day. Once Lindsey graduates from the Police Academy, she will have exciting days responding to calls and working to preserve Connecticut’s wildlife!
Lindsey describes her favorite part of her internship: “My favorite thing right now is how team-oriented the academy is. I am one of 48 recruits in my class, and everything we do, whether it be in the classroom or in the gym, involves a team effort all around.”
Lindsey is learning so much through this internship. Her biggest takeaway so far is effort goes a long way: “What I can take away from this is that you have to give 100% into everything you do. In the high-stress environment that I will be working in, there is absolutely no room to slack off, because so many people will be counting on me to get the job done. The work that you put in will be noticed, and it is worth it in the end.” Lindsey is very passionate about this unique type of law enforcement, and is excited to be starting such a fulfilling career at such a young age!
We would like to thank Lindsey for taking the time to share this with us. The CPDC team wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors!