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Graduate Program: International Affairs
Undergraduate Degree, Institution: International Business, Gonzaga University
Trinity Nonprofit Agency: Discovery World, Development Associate
I served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for one year (2010-2011) in Atlanta, GA. My placement was the International Community School, where I worked in a first grade classroom as a teacher’s assistant. This elementary school worked with local neighborhoods and various refugee and immigrant communities to create an integrated and peaceful community through education and interaction.
I chose to partake in the International Affairs Master’s program at Marquette during the Trinity Fellowship. My academic experience was challenging and rigorous, but I learned more than I ever thought I could know, and the professors were helpful and engaged. Though the Trinity Fellowship, I was placed at Discovery World, a science and technology museum on Lake Michigan. I worked in the Development Department as a Development Associate. My tasks included gift processing, donor stewardship, grant writing and campaign communications.
The Trinity Fellows Program helped me to process and synthesize the experiences that I had professionally and academically. The various reflections and workshops brought fresh perspective and energy to a challenging program. Ultimately, it was the people involved with this program that made it extraordinary, and I was lucky enough to gain some incredible friendships and memories over the course of the program.
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