Working for small non profits is something that I really enjoy doing to really learn how they work and what they do. My first experience with a Non Profit organization was volunteering in Mexico to help clean up a lake in my town that because of heavy rain garbage from the streets ran into the lake, that was simple one day volunteer job but from that I learned so much and opened my eyes to what something so simple of my part could combined with small effort from the rest of the community can have a big impact on our community.
After that I took a summer internship in 2014 with an organization called SARAR which focused on bringing clean drinking water to poor communities high in the mountains as well as creating waste water treatment programs. A few years later I worked with Universidad Autónoma De Occidente located in Cali, Colombia where I did a seminar which goal was to teach students and professors alike how to develop small community projects and how to make them sustainable.
Finally my current internship is with an organization based in Orlando called Fleet Farming. It is a small group of individuals to have asked neighbors to donate their front lawn and convert it into a garden that produces food. Then we sell that food to local businesses and at farmer markets with the goal to solve food waste and the cost of transportation of food by eating and growing locally.
Course of Study
I am currently enrolled at the University of Central Florida in the Interdisciplinary Studies program where my areas of study are Physical and Social Sciences and pursuing a Minor in Nonprofit Management. I have exactly one year left of classes before I graduate and pursue my career. So far I have taken care of all my core classes and finished most of my studies for my two areas of study. After that all I need left is an internship and 12 credits for my Minor.
I wish to take an internship with a nonprofit organization this coming fall to receive credits for the class but most importantly to learn more about the day to day operations of nonprofits.
Fleet Farming Orlando
- Assist in day to day farming operations. Set up and work the representative table in special events and farmer markets. Assist Grant Writer in fundraising applications and donor requests.
Lean Radar Corporation; USA-Brazil June 2012- August 2014
- Provide workshops with specific community problem solving skills. Reach out to potential donors and sponsors. Develop new social projects for specific sustainable targets
SARAR Transformacion SC; MEXICO Summer 2014
- Assist in workshops and presentations in rural communities and schools. GPS map tracing water sources and transect walks in rural communities. Design Grey Water filters for Water, Sanitation and Environment Health project.