When I was seventeen years old, I began volunteering for various nonprofit organizations in my hometown of San Diego, CA. For nearly a year, I tutored mothers and children learning English from across Africa and the Arabian Peninsula through an organization called Alliance for African Assistance. That same year, I began my five-year journey with another organization called Invisible Children, which does humanitarian aid work in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. Over those five years, I helped organize national tours of the organization’s documentary series; I travelled on four of those tours as a representative, three of which as Team Leader; and I gained experience in a wide variety of other departments, including shipping and fulfillment, human resources, and donor relations.
I left Invisible Children in 2011 in order to earn my Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, beginning with two years at the community college level and transferring to UC Berkeley. Upon graduation in 2015, I entered the publishing field in various capacities for a year and a half, and then I joined Teach for America to be an elementary school teacher.
Upon completing Teach for America’s two-year program, I decided to pursue a career in library science. I began the University of Washington’s Master's in Library and Information Science program in fall 2018. Alongside my graduate studies, I have gained experience working at the Tacoma Community College library’s reference desk, and this summer I will intern as a digital cataloger for a non-profit organization called the Center for Action and Contemplation.
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