Christopher Fults, son of Troy and Roxanna Fults of Tracy City, will soon be departing the Cumberland Plateau and has his eyes set on the Sunshine State, better yet, the happiest place on earth. Fults has been chosen to participate in a highly competitive six-month professional internship with the Walt Disney Company.
When applications opened in February thousands of people applied for the coveted spots from all across the globe. Fults will be working in Disney’s Animal Science Programs as an Education Presenter. Reflecting back on his interview, Fults says he remembers his interviewers saying, “Over 3,000 people have applied for this role. We will be interviewing 1,000 and choose 29. At that moment, I figured I was finished but I was just excited about getting an interview out of 3,000 applicants.”
His role within Disney’s Animal Programs will be to go throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom and present different messages of conversation regarding wildlife and the environment. “When you’re growing up, you always have that idea of what your dream job will one day be; this is mine. It has always been a dream of mine to work with both animals and people. I love being around people and I am fascinated with animals and their behavior.” It is his desire to parlay this internship into a full-time career within the company.
If landing his dream job wasn’t enough, Fults recently became the first person in his family to graduate from college. Fults graduated on May 10, 2014 from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. “I only hope that the children in Grundy County will see my story and take inspiration from it. Being from Grundy, we are often ridiculed as being uneducated individuals and that needs to stop. I want people to know that being from Grundy County, you can achieve amazing things if you try. Like Walt Disney himself said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I dreamt it and I did it!”