Get to know our Spring Interns: Meet Leanna!

Get to know our Spring Interns: Meet Leanna!

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!

What are some cool things about you? 

I grew up in Burlington, NC, although I was born in Canada. I’m now at NC State working to finish my Bachelors in Civil Engineering. I am concentrating on transportation, as I believe bicycles are the ultimate form of local travel and I want to help make the cities of tomorrow more bike and pedestrian friendly. At NC State, I founded the Origami Club and I’ve also been involved with Engineers Without Borders, EcoVillage, and the Astronomy Club over the years. I enjoy stargazing, paper folding, and bicycling everywhere I can! Also, I got married last summer, which was fun.

Why is service meaningful to you? 

Back in high school, I was struggling for a little bit. I had no idea what to do with my life. I was in a club called “Dream Team” that was for student-athletes, and one day we went to do a day of service with the schools’ special needs department. It was a lovely experience, and that day it clicked for me. I decided to aim my life at serving others as much as possible. That decision has guided me ever since. Service has brought me nothing but joy- Heck, I met my husband volunteering!

What impact do you want to have? 

When it comes down to it, I like making people happier. Ideally, I want to leave the world better than how I found it. I don’t really know what it is yet, but I want to find a cause that my talents can best help with. I know there is plenty out there to do, so I’m excited to serve every way I can. I decided to join Activate Good because it illustrates how much good work is out there to do, and I want to make sure it all gets done.