03 Aug RPOR Staff Member Spotlight: Ingebjorg Gibson
Ingebjorg Gibson, Social Outreach Coordinator
Ingebjorg was one of the first RPOR staff members. She has been working with RPOR since the beginning, back in 2019.
Learn more about Ingebjorg and her role as Social Outreach Coordinator for RPOR below.
Q: What type of work did you do before joining the RPOR team?
A: Along with my title as Social Outreach Coordinator for RPOR, I am also currently a special education paraprofessional.
Q: Explain what your role is here at RPOR and what a typical day looks like on the job:
A: I am the potato, the one they call when something needs to be done but either no one else can or has been assigned.
I will work at the center, meet with donors and volunteers, represent at events, run the online store, cook for groups (particularly for demand reduction projects but also for the center), run errands, enquire about resources, and present at schools, work as an advocate, etc.
Q: What about our mission resonates with you and why?
A: Everything. Our target group, these women, are considered the bottom of the barrel by so many…they are humans, beautiful souls that have been used and abused till there’s nothing left of them but a tiny glimmer of hope that they may make it through the day.
How can that not resonate? Of course, I will do whatever I can to help them and prevent others to end up there in the future.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish (or learn) during your time here at RPOR?
A: I obviously want to make a difference for as many as possible. I want to educate and spread the word so more of us will be aware and work together.
I want to get to know as many of the ladies as possible, learn their stories and remember them…and even see them move into a better life. It boils down to, I want to end Sex Trafficking for good.
Q: What goals do you have for your role at RPOR?
A: Learn as much as possible, get to know as many as possible, and improve as many lives as possible.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most while working here?
A: The days when one of the ladies comes in with a big smile on her face proclaiming a victory or progress!
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: Hiking, knitting/crocheting, playing with my animals, reading, and cooking.
Q: Why do you love working at RPOR?
A: I love working at RPOR because I help make somebody’s day better, every day. Somebody is less hungry, less dirty, less scared, less tired, less hopeless…at least for a while. The women and children that visit the drop-in center are loved more every day because of what we do.