Eric Cousins '15
1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
After both graduating in 2015, my wife and I fell in love with West Michigan and decided to make it home. We were married in 2019, and we currently live in Grand Rapids next to a delicious farmer's market, and are expecting our first little baby Laker in March- it's a boy! When I'm not working on getting the nursery ready, you can find me studying for my MBA courses through GVSU's Seidman College of Business and working at Corewell Health, where I'm part of a team pushing the boundaries of innovation in the dynamic budgeting and forecasting space.
2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
Serving as a Resident Assistant for three years, building relationships with staff and students, all working to make GVSU a better place to live and learn.
3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
I'm not sure I can pinpoint the best piece of advice, but here are some powerful quotes I've been drawing inspiration from lately: "What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while" -Gretchen Rubin "To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart” -Eleanor Roosevelt “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good” -Jerry West
4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand
Family, Discovery, Opportunistic
5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I want to make a difference by putting others first and uplifting those around me. I deeply believe that kindness is contagious!