Summit Planner for City as a Startup Summit at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2017
Volunteer US Citizenship Instructor with New Orleans Immigrant Services Program 2017
Volunteer Consultant at Rising Foundations Incubator for de-incarcerated entrepreneurs 2017
Venture for America Fellow, Class of 2016 and VFA New Orleans Community Liaison
VFA is a fellowship for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. VFA Fellows get training and join a startup in an emerging US city, where they live and work for two years at one of our hundreds of partner companies. They learn hands-on what it takes to build a company, while getting the mentorship, network, and ongoing support to prepare themselves to become successful entrepreneurs. Our goal is to spark job growth in cities that need it by sending our top-talent to help grow the businesses that will make it happen. Learn more at www.ventureforamerica.org.
Selected as community manager for my cohort of 40+ fellows in New Orleans. Organized and executed events and programs that connected fellows to each other and to civic, social, professional, and wellness engagement opportunities in the city. Led our fellowship council of 6, and managed our annual budget.
Outside of classes and work, I loved getting involved in student life at college.
As a Resident Advisor (RA), I had the opportunity to advise and mentor first year students as they made their transition into college life. Planning events and programs to make UVA feel like a welcoming home for my 24 residents was one of my most meaningful experiences. For more about my role as an RA, please check out this video UVA created about my experience.
I've been involved on leadership councils on Grounds, including the Class of 2016 Trustees as Chair of the Career & Alumni Committee. My team of 12 fourth years students has planned 15+ initiatives and programs to help the graduating class navigate the job search, connect with alumni, and prepare for post-grad life. I was also involved for 2 years on the Community Affairs Committee of Student Council where I created the EngageCville Dinner, a banquet to connect 70+ first year students with 10 influential Charlottesville community members.
On Alternative Spring Break (ASB), I have spent three spring breaks volunteering in cities across the US. As Site Leader on my final trip, I led 10 students on a weeklong trip to Seattle, WA where we worked with Seattle Parks and Recreation. I managed a budget of $8500, led dialogues and service learning activities, and coordinated all trip logistics and itineraries.
I was part of the McIntire School of Commerce's Promotions and Advertising class, a 9-credit year-long course for Fourth Year students. Our class of 30 students has spent the last year creating an national integrated advertising campaign concept for our client, Snapple, as part of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). As a member of the planning and creative committees, I helped to develop the creative brief and come up with campaign executions across various channels, and I desiged our final presentation for the competition. Our pitch won the national championship, solidifying the third first-place finish for UVA since the program started in 1980.
During my Third Year, I was awarded a $1000 prize and Honorable Mention for UVa's Entrepreneurship Cup, a pitch and concept competition. I participated in the Social Entrepreneurship track and pitched a concept to an audience and panel of industry experts. My idea, Village Dish, is an online marketplace that builds shared dining experiences to facilitate human connections, awareness around food equity issues, and support for organizations fighting hunger and nutrition issues.
I've served as Assistant Vice President of Recruitment for my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, where we coordinated a week's worth of events to recruit a new member class from a pool of 1000+ candidates. I oversaw a $3000 budget, 20-person committee, 6 speakers, and developed and executed an interior decorating theme.