This 'One Thing' inspires her at work


Michele Talos

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Do you have one thing in your workspace that inspires you?

For Michele Talos, it's an everyday office tool with a twist — her “corkscrew” stapler. Working as an office coordinator for the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, she’s a wine enthusiast in her free time.

Her interest in wine sprouted from a love of dry red wines and visiting local wineries. “The corkscrew was given to me by a co-worker because I love wine. I have fallen in love with dry red wines, intrigued by their different tastes.” 

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The corkscrew stapler doesn’t work as an actual stapler, but it does keep her firmly grounded in both worlds, sitting at her desk where she works to keep the day-to-day operations of the office humming and manages student workers. “Our professors do amazing things here. It’s a privilege to support their work.”