My hometown when I was a student was:
I graduated from Alma in:
Foreign Service & French
I currently live in:
What is your current career/professional role?
I am currently the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). Throughout my time at FIMRC I’ve focused on global health development and non-profit management. I support FIMRC in a variety of areas, including stateside operations, volunteer programs, project site operations, and more. Currently I am helping to design virtual volunteer programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to continue FIMRC’s mission while international volunteering is at a standstill.
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is:
My most vivid memories at Alma include all the relationships I formed. From first semester of making life-long friends in Bruske, spending countless hours with the Model UN Team, joining Phi Sigma Sigma, and being supported by so many faculty and staff as mentors along the way; it was the people who made my Alma experience. While I haven’t been able to stay in touch with everyone, my Alma family will always hold a special place in my heart.
Statement about how Alma impacted your personal and professional life since graduating.
Alma prepared me to meet life’s challenges, and to be confident in myself. The rigor of the classes, my peers and mentors pushed me to aim high, taught me to work hard for what I most wanted in life, and to always give back to the communities to which I am connected.
What current service and/or philanthropy activity are you involved in?
I currently volunteer with MANNA, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance in delivering meals to individuals who need support.
Advice I would give a new graduate:
While graduating college is closing a big chapter in your life, continue to experience new things- you still have a lot to learn about yourself and can grow in unexpected and exciting ways.
What would you say to a prospective student and their family who was trying to decide if Alma was right for them?
How I have given back to Alma since graduation:
I absolutely love my alma mater, and have continued to try to engage in different ways since graduating. Aside from donating to programs that were influential to my Alma experience and recruiting new Scots as an Admissions Representative directly after graduating, I have most enjoyed connecting Alma students with opportunities at FIMRC. Through FIMRC’s volunteer programs, Alma nursing students have been able to use the Venture Grant to travel to Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uganda and practice their clinical skills while learning about healthcare in a global setting. I absolutely love being able to help apply the liberal arts philosophy outside of the classroom, and find it to be a unique take on making a difference.