Being a part of the Ford Family is one of the best things that ever happened to me. It’s a family of incredible people doing so much good in their world. I look forward to the opportunity to help provide more opportunities for people to connect with service and each other.
I have a wealth of experience in organizing, planning, and directing groups of people. I’ve led and supported events ranging in size from bake sales to week-long service trips, across a variety of academic and community settings. One of my biggest strengths, however, is my people skills. I am a welcomer by nature, and I love getting to know people and bringing them into the team, encouraging them and helping them get involved as they’re interested.
At the General Board Meeting, one topic that came up of interest for many members present was localized ways to connect with other Ford Family scholarship recipients. I am so excited about that idea, and my goal while on the board of directors would be to help lead and support the implementation of that effort in communities around the state (and beyond)!
Like you, I am passionate about the Ford Family and eager for opportunities to give back to the organization that has done so much for me. I see the opportunity of serving on the Ford Alumni board as a way to take the skills I honed through the classroom and leadership positions in graduate school, and bring them to service for you.
There is so much going on, and so much positive momentum coming out of the current board, and I want to be a part of that, and to find more ways to bring you into those events and activities. The Vice President has a particular role of being both a leader and a first follower, and my personal “sweet spot” is in a role where I lead through encouraging, engaging, and supporting others to reach our collective maximum impact.
As your vice president, I would look forward to strengthening our tradition of service, connection with each other, our communities, and those scholarship recipients to come.