This summer is one of new experiences; a season of change. I kicked off June with my first mission trip learning about human trafficking. In July, I began the housing search and landed in an accessible, vibrant neighborhood, close to church, friends and my mentoring program. This month, I will be starting a new job. (Are you exhausted yet? I am!)
It is with excitement that I announce I will be joining RAINN as Online Marketing Manager. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States, and created the first decentralized crisis hotline, circa 1994. In my new role, I will be managing RAINN’s online presence, shaping campaign strategy and creating multimedia products. (Of course, when you’re done reading this blog post, be sure to connect with RAINN on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus.) Their work is crucial in shaping policy around sexual assault prevention and their hotline is key to providing victim assistance around the country. I am humbled to be part of that work.
It was nearly three-and-a-half years ago that I joined a small-but-mighty nonprofit focused on strengthening children, families and communities through public policy. My first step into the professional world has given me new insight into the great work that nonprofits are doing, and has instilled in me a desire to be part of that work. Washington, D.C. continues to be an inspiring playground in which I get to meet and network with talented and influential people. Each day brings me more gratitude than the one before.
Here’s to the start of a new season.