Hi there! I’m Mandy, the Social Media & Marketing Associate! I’ve been a proud member of the JRF team since November 2019. My favorite thing about JRF is that we offer so much more than just a scholarship, we create a network of support for our Scholars and build lifelong relationships with them. At JRF, you’re not just a scholarship recipient, donor, or team member, but family!
In my role at JRF, I have loved sharing the stories of our incredible Scholars and the history that follows this foundation. One of my favorite events that we have hosted was the Virtual Graduation in May 2020, where we recognized our Fall, Spring, and Summer graduates of that academic year. (If you’re interested, here’s a recording!)
I recently graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in International Affairs (A.B.) and Women’s Studies (A.B.). Since receiving my degrees, I have been in this position at JRF, and serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Kennesaw State University! In my spare time I love to be outdoors – hiking, biking and reading in my hammock. I have a passion for social justice and am dedicated to furthering the rights of LGBTQIA2S+ folx.
Although I will be leaving the JRF team soon to continue on in the field of social work, I have been so grateful to work for such an incredible organization and I can’t wait to see where we will be in just a few years. JRF has grown so much since I first started here and I just know that with the support from our amazing community we will be able to connect so many more Scholars with the resources they need to graduate from college.