Can you share with your fellow Saints, what you've been up to since graduation in 2015?
After graduation, I spent the next four years at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) studying International Foreign Policy before graduating in 2019. From that point, I was fortunate enough to land a job working with a DV/SA survivor advocacy nonprofit out of Washington D.C. My interest in working in the nonprofit arena was sparked while participating in summer internships, but this experience is what really solidified my passion for pursuing social justice which has taken up the vast majority of my time outside of work.
Tell us about what you'll be doing in the Advancement and Alumni Office?
At SSSAS I am currently working as the Campaign Manager for our Advancement Office, helping to support efforts as we look ahead to the school's next chapter and approach our centennial. I’m involved in a wide array of project management work, while also providing a unique perspective to the office as an alum. Even though I’m only about a month in the job, I’ve learned so much and am excited about what is to come!
What do you enjoy most about being a part of the SSSAS community?
As a student, alum, and now a staff member, the most enjoyable part of SSSAS has always remained the same. There are very few institutions that encourage and foster creativity the way St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes does. We constantly push each member of our family to be their best, but most importantly, we do so along the lines of their own passions and interests. SSSAS demands excellence but has the unique ability to do so while fostering creativity and providing a comfortable environment for us all to make mistakes and learn from them. As we’re seeing now, the next generation of leaders will have to be some of the most innovative and adaptable minds we’ve ever seen in order to keep up with the ever-changing world. The manner in which SSSAS has continued to build up the members of this community is the blueprint for creating that next generation.
Favorite SSSAS memory?
In the best way possible, I have to say that graduation was the best memory that I had in my years at SSSAS. Not because of the fact that I was leaving, but because it forced us all to take a look back. With all of the excitement of graduation day, it’s nearly impossible to have a clear thought. However, I do remember a distinct moment in the minutes before my name was called where it seemed like every St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes memory that I ever had came rushing back to me. Those few seconds were my favorite memory, simply because it was a culmination of all the other ones.