I am: 28
I’m a young professional at: Walden Family Services.
I get involved in my community through the following organization(s): former mentor to a 7-year-old with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, PICK, PICK’s Board Development Training Program, and the Grove Community Church.
I’m proud of these achievements: Certification in volunteer management from Habitat for Humanity International and three-time employee of the month winner.
I am a happy resident in the City of: Riverside
My career goals are to: Effect change for the betterment of under-served youth socially, educationally and emotionally.
My professional motto is: “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” – Leslie Knope
My advice to other YoPros is: Follow your passions. The end result will be far more valuable than if you had only focused on furthering your career.
When I’m not working or volunteering, you can find me: playing with my nieces and nephews, going on a hike, reading non-fiction, or traveling.
I joined PICK because: I was new to the community and looking to make professional and personal connections in the area.
PICK is awesome because: It encourages members to recognize their vested interest in the community and become well informed on local issues.
I maximize my PICK membership by: Taking a leadership role as the chair of the Board Development Training Program (BDTP) and involvement in the Social/Membership Committee.
The issues in Riverside that I care about most are: Equitable education for all youth and creating a safer community.