DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Sayonara Jones
The MSU Extension Office of Agricultural Communications relies on Sayonara Jones for her hard work in the Copy Center.
Sayonara spends her workday operating two industrial-sized printers, one color and one black and white. She also uses a highly specialized software to lay out all types of print jobs for MSU Extension. Jobs can range from holiday or post cards to informational brochures or manuals. Sayonara said she likes that her job is always changing and she is constantly working on something different.
“I just love seeing the look on a client’s face when they see the finished product,” Sayonara said. “The gratification of knowing the client is satisfied has to be my favorite part about this job. I also love that I get to take someone’s artistic vision and bring it to life. It’s like putting their dream on paper.”
Previously, Sayonara lived in Georgia and worked as a hair stylist for 15 years. A Mississippi native, she decided to move home to be closer to her family and obtain her degree.
“While working in University Relations at the Mississippi University for Women, I decided to get my degree in communications,” Sayonara said. “I had the opportunity to learn a lot about publications and doing layouts, so when I saw the posting for this job, I knew I had to apply.”
When Sayonara is not at work, she loves to travel and spend time with her three children. She recently adopted a 4-month-old girl.
“Life is truly a dream right now,” Sayonara said. “I’m a new mom all over again, I love my job, and I get to raise my children in a quiet, secure community. I’m really enjoying life.”
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