Volunteer Engagement

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I’ve been fortunate to have had some transformational experiences in my life that granted me the ability to become a better person and professional. The least I can do is pay it forward to those behind me and so that others may have the same opportunities. To improve the lives of others and the condition of the world around me is why volunteering plays a critical role in my life.

 

Current volunteer associations and roles:

  • Alpha Gamma Delta (women’s fraternity/”sorority”)
    • Regional Collegiate Coordinator, Coe College & Kansas State University – Work closely with collegiate advisors and executives to help them grow successful, long lasting chapters that inspire the woman and impact the world. 2017 – Present (see below for previous roles)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board
    • Board Member – I am one of a handful of women and the youngest member on the board, focused on readiness of the students by the program to contribute in the professional and academic worlds; 2015 – Present
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Women’s Impact Network (WIN)
    • Impact Committee Member – A group of alumnae and friends of WPI dedicated to improving the opportunities for women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae via “venture capital-like” philanthropy; 2017 – Present
  • Let’s Get Ready
    • Volunteer Professional Mentor to help first generation and low income students realize their dreams of successfully earning admittance to and graduating from college; 2015 – Present
  • AvalonBay Communities (current employer)
    • Various events throughout the year to help organizations with missions that relate to hunger and homelessness/housing including the Greater Boston Food Bank and Cradles to Crayons; 2016 to Present
  • FIRST Robotics Reading Regional
    • “Veteran Judge” focused on interacting with high school students who built their robots to learn more about their design process, unique attributes, strategy, and outreach; 2017 to present (see below for other volunteer roles)

 

Former volunteer associations:

  • Alpha Gamma Delta 2008-2017
    • Province Director for Kansas State (Epsilon Chi Chapter), 2015 – 2017
    • Province Director for Coe College (Pi Chapter), 2017
    • Work Group for Undergraduate Education and Programming Experiences, 2017
    • Work Group for Alumnae Engagement as part of the Education Committee, 2015 – 2016
    • Province Director for extension of a new chapter in New England, 2015
    • Collegiate Advisor for Vice President Operations and Philanthropy and Alumnae Relations Coordinators at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Zeta Zeta Chapter), 2008 – 2016
    • Alumnae Club President, Vice President, Junior Circle Co-President, and International Reunion Day Chair, 2009 – 2016
  • FIRST Robotics local high school robotics competitions; Judge at Reading (MA) Regional, several years volunteering at WPI Districts as a Queuer and at WPI’s BattleCry as a Judge)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Young Alumni Giving Committee, provide insight and feedback on campaigns for Annual Fund and other fundraising efforts, 2014-2015
  • Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon 3-time walker, raising ~$7,500 in funds to fight cancer and support patients and families, 2009, 2014, 2015
  • Junior League of Worcester, 2010-2011
  • Massachusetts’ Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Sub Committee Member, 2010