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Graduate Program: MBA
Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Business Management, Bradley University
Trinity Nonprofit Agency: YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Communication Coordinator
Peace Corps, 2007-2009, Moldova
United States Peace Corps; Community and Economic Development Volunteer, Republic of Moldova, 2005-2007. Partnered with local stakeholders, government leaders and NGOs for economic development work associated with community centers, schools, and small business endeavors. Focused on grant writing, program initiation, sustainable project/program management and execution, and accountability follow-up measures. Taught English in one-on-one/group settings while also organizing and facilitating a weekly English club. Established and managed an innovative mentoring program for new Peace Corps volunteer arrivals in-country.
Without any doubt, Trinity has left its mark on my life. My involvement with this fellowship program, Marquette University and Sponsor-A-Scholar Mentoring of the Milwaukee Y has not only been a distinct honor, but also a humbling developmental experience that will forever shape my outlook as I progress forward in my professional career and personal life.
Through an academic focus of developing stronger business acumen and honing my analytical skill set, I am certain that Marquette’s MBA program has me well positioned to make an impact. I am prepared to not only contribute at a high level within any organization, but moreover to become a leader spearheading the efforts of business, nonprofit and government entities alike.
As the Trinity Fellow and Communications Coordinator for the Milwaukee Y’s Sponsor-A-Scholar program, I held many roles over my 21 month tenure. My efforts surrounded coordinating internal/external communication, marketing, advertising and public relations for Sponsor-A-Scholar. Additionally, I focused on creating and executing mentor recruitment strategies while developing and implementing data-driven retention plans. I implemented a new national branding strategy and coordinated our upstart intern program. I also served as a mentor.
I have been selected as a 2012 Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of State and I will be working in the Bureau of Resource Management, Budget and Planning.
Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State
Carolyn Swabek, Director
Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
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