Elizabeth VanDeusen

Trinity Fellow Class of 2008

Graduate Program: MA, Public Service, Non Profit

Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Sociology, The Colorado College

Trinity Nonprofit Agency: St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Fund Development and Special Events Assistant

Full-time Service Experience, Years Served, Location:

City Year, 1999-2000, Boston

Service Experience:

I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Boston from 8/99 to 6/00. I worked with Citizen School teaching after school apprenticeships to urban middle school students to promote pride, joy and respect and enhance reading, writing and math skills.

Trinity Fellowship Experience:

The Public Service Non Profit Management Program offered a comprehensive understanding of issues affecting all non profits including finances, fundraising, evaluation, legal and public policy issues. The course work was very real-world focused and encouraged use of real examples and projects that could be used in the workplace.

As the Fund Development and Special Events Assistant at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Inc., I was able to develop my own skills and gain experience while offering real service to the agency. My supervisors were very flexible and conscious of assigning projects in which I was able to excel and learn new skills along the way. Overall, the program helped me to gain a mature and educated view of non profit work in the United States. The academic work along with the agency placement afforded me the knowledge and experience necessary to gain a deep understanding of the third sector.

Current Position:

Development Manager, The Animal Foundation, Las Vegas, NV.

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