Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My professional experience spans the nonprofit industry ranging from youth development and outdoor education to refugee resettlement and volunteer management. I received my bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and a master's degree in social work with an emphasis on human service management from Boston University.
Give us a glimpse into your role at United Way. How do you help us fulfill our mission? What are you most excited about accomplishing as a team?
In my role I provide backbone support and coordination for Homework Diners, serve as the lead for higher education partnerships and supervise community school social work interns. I'm most excited about our focus on collective impact and that we all work better together. I've been many other places where so much is done in silos and isolation. I feel that the work we are doing with the community school strategy is helping to break down those silos and work more effectively to support students and families.
What’s your favorite thing about our community?
I love that we are all willing to dive in and work harder and better together.
What would we find you doing when you aren't at work?
You will find me out in the woods somewhere. I love hiking, camping, climbing, anything outdoors. I love doing these activities with my husband and daughter.