This spring we’re welcoming another cycle of interns from the COMM 466 class at NC State. The class is an introduction to nonprofit leadership and development, and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned in our own journeys with interns each semester!
I’m majoring in animal science with a concentration in veterinary bioscience, as well as a minor in nonprofit studies and cross-disciplinary leadership. I started my nonprofit 501(c)3 animal rescue in March of 2017 called Shooting Star Animal Rescue. I have always had a passion for animals and I plan to attend veterinary school and work in the field of shelter medicine.
Service has shaped my views on life and has taught me so much. I grew up doing community service, basically since I was born. I went to my first board meeting when I was a few months old and some of my earliest memories are of volunteering. I feel strongly that service is an amazing way to not only help others but to grow as an individual. I am particularly passionate about animal welfare and any service involving animals.
One of my proudest moments was when one of my high school friends told me “I never knew community service was fun until you got me involved. And now I really enjoy it.” I understand the importance of getting involved in community service and the need for volunteers in the community. Because of that, I want to help make volunteering more normalized and accessible so others have the opportunities to make a difference in their community.