Employee events are plentiful at Galileo—with an extraordinary series of new traditions beginning every year. Camp Directors attend a kick-off retreat in Sonoma in January to train Galileo's 1600 new hires, hold an annual crazy costume day, emcee summer award ceremonies, and much, much more. According to Nelda, get-togethers are a constant cycle of celebrating co-workers, cherishing fun moments, and strengthening team bonds.
From June to August, Nelda's in the office by 7:00 AM. During daily, creatively themed camp day kick-offs, Nelda helps plan a ceremony of songs and skits, getting campers excited for the day’s blend of science, art classes, and outdoors activities—and she also guides her team's summer professional development. From January to June, Nelda holds a seasonal role on Galileo's People Operations Team—this dual Camp Director/HQ role allows her the freedom to travel and pursue musical and artistic endeavors from September to December.