Major in Sociology, Minors in English and Professional Writing
Writing Intern at Truth in Recruitment where I assisted in researching potential grant and funding opportunities, worked on forming a mid-year appeal letter to be sent out to all previous and potential donors, and edited LOI's and grant proposals that the organization were working on during the time I was there.
I will be staying in Santa Barbara living in a mission house in Isla Vista and hope to continue to work in non-profits helping communities in the area. I hope to develop my skills as a grant-writer and utilize all I have learned from my degrees at UCSB to help youth within the juvenile justice system and promote change for those stuck in cycles of oppression and social degradation.
Why I chose the Civic Engagement Track:
I have always looked at writing as a way to engage with the world around me. Using words as a way to express intense thoughts, passions and even controversial opinions has always fascinated me, and pairs well with my heart for social justice. I wanted to partner my degree in Sociology with something that taught tangible tools for effecting change in the areas that I was learning about in my courses, and the Professional Writing Minor seemed to be the perfect fit.
My most memorable moments at UCSB were:
There are too many to recount in one paragraph: endless late night conversations with friends, spontaneous beach bonfires, amazing work opportunities with local non-profits, living across the street from the beach, forming long-lasting connections with classmates, housemates, and community members as well as all the random moments of laughter, stress, and craziness in between.