Student Department Assistant
Carroll College Alumni & Family Services Department
Lewis & Clark
- Finding a Mentor
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Serving on a Board
- Career Opportunities
- Public Office
- Leadership Opportunities
Organization, Office Administration, Customer service, leadership, teamwork
This summer, I was a fellow with Montana New Leadership through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center and the University of Montana. This fellowship gave me the opportunity to connect with and learn from Montana women through networking, collaboration, and learning from the stories of other successful women. This program has given me greater confidence in myself and has further ignited my passion for human rights and the role of women in society and politics.
I have been a part of the Carroll Student Activities programming board for the last 2 years. As a more experienced member, I have had the opportunity to guide others in the planning and implementation of events and activities for Carroll students. I have also learned a lot from the program directors in creating a fun and productive space for Carroll students to gather together.
My passion for empowering women has been growing over the years but was heavily influenced by my own volunteer and educational experiences through observation of inequality both abroad and in my own neighborhood. In my home town of Portland, I spent a great deal of time volunteering with the Rose Haven Day Shelter, a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence and/or experiencing homelessness. My time at Rose Haven sparked my desire to work for and with others, especially women and children, in order to build up future leaders and address inequalities in our world. Through my study of International Relations in college, this desire has expanded to the global stage.
In high school, I was a youth leader in my parish youth group. This opportunity taught me skills in connecting my faith experience with empowering other youth through education and personal growth.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
I would love to connect with a variety of others through PowerHouse. I am going to be a senior in college this year and would love to connect with those willing to give advice about career opportunities and the transition between college and the adult world. I would also be willing to connect with women, especially those younger than myself who may be looking for advice as well.