Although I never actively acknowledged it, I think I have always had a motivation or drive to make an impact on others. Early in my career, I studied early childhood education and even worked in a private school during the first part of my college years. I liked teaching, but knew it wasn’t a long-term career choice for me. So, I proceeded to earn my Bachelor and Master degrees in the field of business.
During my adult life and early career, I participated in groups where I interacted with young adults. These included Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, and a private school board. For various reasons, my involvement in these waned as my career progressed. I always thought I would get involved again but wasn’t clear when or with who. I thought I would probably end up getting involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters again.Yet, instead, I focused on those close to me, friends and colleagues, and supported them as I could.
During the latest decade of my life, I became sensitized to other issues for which I developed an affinity for, and while these were not as related to our younger generation as my earlier endeavors, I knew that my involvement could still make a positive impact. At the same time, I was exposed to other organizations and was afforded the opportunity to participate in them.
I am excited to share with you how each of the below organizations reflect an area where I have an interest.