We’re a few months into the year, and we’re so excited to make Minds Matter even better for our volunteers! Here are a few things we have planned for the year:
- Improved and ongoing orientation and training opportunities, beginning with the Sophomore and Junior Orientation on October 3, and an upcoming make-up orientation on November 21.
- Partnering with the Volunteer Engagement Team to promote great social and networking events.
- We’ll be around and visible at session, so you can bring any issues to our attention. Of course, you can always ask your TL or PD, but if there’s something we can do to improve the experience, please let us know!
- The Volunteer, a brand new, monthly volunteer-only newsletter to highlight great things you’ve done, and help you become better volunteers! Each month, we’ll include a Q&A section with common questions and concerns. Please send us questions via email. We will read and answer any question you send, and we’ll highlight a few for the newsletter. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is my sixth year with Minds Matter. I started as a Writing and Critical Thinking Advisor, then was Director of Junior WCT. I still keep in touch with some of my students from the first group I mentored! I grew up in New Jersey, went to Northwestern for undergrad (Go ‘Cats!) and NYU for grad school, and am now a data analyst at the ACLU. In my free time, I run, hike, do yoga, play tennis, and sew. And I’m completely obsessed with Brooklyn Nine Nine.
I’ve been involved with Minds Matter for four+ years. Prior to being named Co-Director of Volunteers, I served as a member of the fundraising committee and as a mentor. I grew up in Boca Raton, FL, went to Colgate for undergrad, and currently attend Columbia Business School. Fun fact or two: I recently shark cage dived in South Africa and have served as a rodeo clown in Montana.
Becca and Andrew