Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI

Industry: Marketing Communications

Hobbies: Exploring hip-hop music and culture, working out, reading, volunteering, networking, spending time with friends, taking photos, and wandering around New York

Fun Fact: I get a shout-out at the end of Episode #225 of ‘A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal,’ a popular hip-hop podcast based in New York.

 

How did you get involved with Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Young Leaders Board?  

I got involved with Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Young Leaders Board after doing some research on education-focused community initiatives in New York. I stumbled upon CSF through VolunteerMatch and recognized this unique opportunity to support an impactful and respected organization, so I immediately reached out to learn more.

 

Why is education important to you?

Education, especially elementary education, is important to me because it’s such an instrumental aspect of a child’s development. The ideas and skills formed within this timeframe create the foundation for the rest of one’s life, and possessing a well-rounded education makes a powerful difference.

 

What do you hope to learn or gain from being a YL Member?

I hope to learn more about philanthropy and the education system, as well as how children benefit from learning in an environment that fits their needs. Above all, however, I hope to make a positive and palpable impact while advancing the mission of CSF through collaboration and creativity.