I am so grateful for The Ford Family Foundation, as I know most everyone in the Ford Scholar Alumni Association is, and this is a way for me to give back.
I have been very fortunate in my involvement with the Foundation. I worked in the Scholarship Office as a work-study student while attending the University of Oregon, I was awarded additional funds to attend a social work master’s program, and while I was looking for work post-graduation, fate had me temping at Roseburg Forest Products.
I have experience volunteering as secretary for a community service club at the University of Oregon – creating agendas, keeping minutes, and communicating with the members.
As a member of the board of directors, I would like to organize a more streamlined way of finding Ford Scholar Alumni Association members and connecting with community service activities. Finding or creating opportunities throughout Oregon, and where FSAA members have landed, making it easier to connect-utilizing Facebook, LinkedIn and My Ford Info to accomplish this. The end goal would be to incorporate weekly/bi-weekly/monthly activities.
If I were to be elected as secretary of the FSAA Board of Directors, I would be able to utilize my organizational and time-management skills that I have honed through managing internships, part-time jobs, and going to school full-time. I would also bring a positive, “team work makes the dream work” attitude to the board of directors, and ultimately, to the FSAA as a whole. Thank you!