Johns Hopkins Medicine
Bonner helped me become part of the community and realize that I could have a career serving people in a nonprofit. My favorite Bonner memory was an unofficial Bonner Service trip to serve on a trail crew for spring break. The trip was open to everyone in the school but ended up being a group of Bonner women with one first-year student that would become a Bonner the next year. None of us were truly prepared for the amount of hiking and work. But as Bonners, we supported each other and gave our hardest every day out there. It was an experience that I am proud to have been a part of.
Washington and Lee University
I grew up in Central Virginia, discovering my passion for service work through the Bonner Program (Bonner ’13 here!). Through my service, I gained a greater perspective on communities different from my own. Getting to know vulnerable populations first-hand created a passion for community building. Specifically, the nonprofit fundraising lining up with the work I am doing today at Washington and Lee University as the assistant director of annual giving. Today I work with students and alumni of all ages, striving to raise the resources needed to provide a top-notch education for future leaders. I became a Bonner to get involved. Little did I know the program would shape the future of my career and graduate education! Looking towards the future — I was just accepted to the University of Pennsylvania and will be moving to Philadelphia in August to pursue my master’s degree in nonprofit leadership. Thrilled doesn’t touch how excited I am for this opportunity!