I have had the privilege of serving both my hometown and Pittsburgh for the past three years.Immediately after graduating from McDaniel College, I accepted a competitive internship to teach, coach, and mentor at my alma mater, Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy. In two years, I taught World Religion, Critical Reading, English, Entrepreneurship, coached soccer, wrestling, intramural sports, and mentored a group of eight young men.
"To teach is to learn twice." -J. Joubert
Shortly after completing my tenure at Saint Ignatius, I accepted a nationally competitive fellowship and am currently a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in Pittsburgh. The fellows program is a nine-month graduate-level training program. Each fellow completes a series of four consulting projects within the government, nonprofit, and business (each only eight weeks long), while completing coursework at the training center. During the past six months, I have served for a mayoral campaign, Google Pittsburgh k-12 education outreach team, and an educational consultant team building a Cristo-Rey model school.
"Growing leaders. Strengthening Communities." -Coro
Since I began the program, I have developed a deep, complex understanding of the regional issues confronting Pittsburgh’s citizens, institutions, and leaders. An upcoming opportunity, National Affairs Week, is the capstone of our Coro Fellowship. It brings together the skills I’ve built and understandings I’ve drawn from my experiences in Pittsburgh to a whole new level. It would give me the opportunity to see the whole system: the international and national decisions and policies at the top that impact our regional and local contexts. The experience will set the stage for the rest of my life because it gives me the inspiration and challenge to develop solutions that holistically answer questions that plague our towns, cities, and nation. I am asking you to make this experience possible by providing a donation.
Thank you in advance for your consideration,
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