Tell us about yourself!
I was born in Italy, but grew up in the French Caribbean until I was 15. I decided to move to the U.S. to continue my education at the International School of Indiana and Purdue University. I’ll be graduating from Purdue in December as an Anthropology major with minors in Political Science, Biology and Global studies and a Peace Corps Certification. I’m trilingual and love to travel all around the world.
Why did you decide to join the Pass the Torch team?
I’m really excited to be working at Pass the Torch because of the organization’s amazing goals and drive to help others. I’ve wanted to be involved in the world of Non-Profits and Philanthropy for a large portion of my life and the incredible people I get to work with here are allowing me to really be a part of something special.
What are you most excited about during your time as an intern?
I look forward to learning as much as I can about this organization and the work involved in non-profit organization. I’m excited about meeting everyone involved in the organization and their contributions to the overall success of the organization. I love being involved in meaningful work and I’m thrilled to be a member of this team.
How has mentorship impacted you, personally and professionally?
I’ve had really great mentors, both in my personal and professional life. They have helped me figure out what I wanted or didn’t want out of life and have steered me in positive directions in regards to my career. Anything you learn from a mentor can be considered as a form of education, whether or not it is academic, and that is extremely important. Education is the foundation of a successful society so the more education we can provide to individuals, the more positive impacts we can have on our community. Mentors have helped me expand my knowledge as well as helped steer me in the direction of what I now believe is the perfect career choice for me. I’ve been very lucky and look for new mentors in all aspects of my life.