Employee Spotlight: Sabrina Cushing

December 22, 2023 in , ,
By Jacob Deaton

Today’s Spotlight is on Sabrina Cushing. Sabrina is originally from Virginia, but moved to Tampa, Florida with her mom and sister when she was four. She holds a master’s in industrial-organizational psychology from George Mason University and is a Human Capital Consultant here at FMP. Keep reading to get to know Sabrina!

Sabrina at the Friends Experience in NYC – best show ever!
Me at the Friends Experience in NYC – best show ever!

I absolutely love traveling, whether it’s to another country or just to Virginia Beach or New York City. Whenever I do travel, I have a rule of never eating at a chain restaurant or somewhere that I can easily access back home. This gives me the chance to try new foods and experience different dining atmospheres. I also enjoy cooking and live on Pinterest, finding new ideas and recipes. If I’m not traveling or cooking, then you will most definitely find me at a concert or music festival (I will be seeing Beyonce this month for the 7th time) or watching and cheering on the Washington Commanders!

I am currently a Human Capital Consultant working on a couple of different projects, which both focus primarily on performance management. This includes providing support and guidance for my client’s current performance management efforts, while also offering effective communication strategies and in-person and virtual training and development. In addition to client work, I am also a part of FMP’s Social Media team, as well as a New Employee Ambassador, which assists new hires integrating into FMP by helping them understand FMP’s culture, navigate the organization, find useful resources, and meet other colleagues.

I am a Type 1 Diabetic and have been since I was 10 years old, therefore, I’m extremely passionate about health and exercise. My father also was a Type 1 Diabetic and passed away due to complications from it well before his time, so it is important to me that I do everything I can to stay healthy and maintain a good average blood glucose level. I got into weight training about four years ago and fell in love with it! Not only did it improve my health and diabetes, but it also became my stress reliever. I’m not as consistent with my weight training as I was a couple of years ago, but I make it a point to do it at least 2-3 times a week and I still have my goal of being able to dead lift double my body weight!

Sabrina and her daughter after her daughter performed in the Nutcracker.
My daughter and me after she performed in the Nutcracker.

I have a 12-year-old daughter who has been dancing since she was 5! She has participated in everything from jazz to tap to hip-hop, but now solely focuses on ballet and contemporary dance. So, when I am not working, I am most likely being her “dance uber” and biggest fan! Between her multiple practices each week, rehearsals, dance camps, Nutcracker performances, and end of year recitals, I don’t have a lot of time for too many other activities, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

While completing my master’s degree at George Mason University, I did an internship with Customs and Border Protection within their Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD). I got the opportunity to work with many of their I/O Psychologists and assisted in the development, implementation, and analysis of surveys and tests, while also contributing to multiple employee engagement initiatives. During this time, a fellow I/O Psychologist told me about her past employment with FMP and how much she learned by working there. Soon after, she put me in contact with a few FMPers that she was still in touch with and after hearing their consistently positive feedback regarding FMP’s culture, work-life balance, career development opportunities and overall values as an organization, I was sold!!

Sabrina and her sisters with their best friends for the past 20+ years at the graduation party they threw for her!
My sister and me with our best friends for the past 20+ years at the graduation party they threw for me!

I know this has been said a million times before by many others, but what I like best about FMP is our culture. I’m not afraid to ask questions when I don’t know or understand something because everyone is so willing to help and wants to see you succeed. I have recently started coming into the office more simply due to the fact that I truly enjoy working with and collaborating with my colleagues. It’s a great atmosphere where everyone can 100% be themselves and is accepted, which only strengthens our culture at FMP.

Photo of Jacob Denton. Business Development Analyst on the GO Team.

Jacob Deaton has been with FMP for over a year as the Business Development Analyst on the GO Team. He is located in Arlington, Virginia. In his free time, he enjoys producing music, playing golf, and participating in DC sports leagues!