I wanted to drop by to say hello to the CDN Community -- far and wide!
I recently joined the CDN team as the Development Manager. I am excited to join a wide-reaching and growing group of inspiring students, parents, colleagues, healthcare/educational leaders, industry partners, and other affiliates. As the team member tasked with leading CDN’s development pursuits, I am especially encouraged at this impressive group that is already in-place and available to us as we continue to grow.
To that end, I am also motivated to spread our overall reach in order to better support young adults as they balance managing their health with their transition from education (high school and higher education) into adulthood. While I do not have T1D myself, I understand the diverse challenges of balancing the rigorous demands of a full-time school schedule with the maintenance involved in having a chronic health condition. When I was in college, I had to learn how to balance my own health conditions with a full-time school and work schedule, all while being hours away from home. Therefore, it is especially meaningful to me to be able to help students that have to tackle additional hurdles that many of their peers may not understand in an often-daunting and sometimes-lonely environment.
My work before CDN widely reflected my graduate degree in public administration -- working in development management roles within education, government, and nonprofit organizations. I have spent my career building collaborative relationships through sound external funding pursuit and management principles that ensure programmatic success for organizations that advance the public good. When given the proper resources and support, anyone can connect with the world around them and flourish. Just as CDN works to help its student members reach their potential, my focus is to help CDN reach its potential by continuing to broaden our impact.
While I was born and raised in West Virginia, I am not completely new to the northeast. I received my B.A. in political science and geography from the University of Vermont and am glad to be able to “Ski the East” again! I also received my M.P.A. from James Madison University -- so, I root for the Catamounts, Dukes, and...of course...the WVU Mountaineers!
Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com!