In January 2022, I joined the Board of Trustees at Explorit, a non-profit science center based in Davis, California that seeks to ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery. As a current member of the Board of Trustees, I work with the other board members and staff to oversee Explorit’s fundraising efforts and finances.

Expanding Your Horizons

I started volunteering with Expanding Your Horizons Chicago in 2016, as a member of the 2017 Organizing Committee. EYH Chicago is a non-for-profit whose mission it is to empower young 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). This mission is accomplished through a one-day conference for girls that features hands-on STEM workshops led by female role models who are leaders in their fields, and in addition family education for girls interested in STEM.

As part of the 2017 Organizing Committee, I served on the fundraising subcommittee. My primary responsibilities involved working with Chicago-area businesses and organizations to solicit in-kind donations for our one-day conference. On the day of the conference, I was responsible for coordinating the lunch for the over 500 students, their parents, and the EYH volunteers.

In 2018, I served on the Organizing Committee as the lead coordinator for the in-kind donations subcommittee. Leading a team that involved ~10 committee members, I helped to raise over $5000 worth of in-kind donations to use in goodie bags for the students, as raffle prizes, and for the lunch for the over 500 students, their parents and the EYH volunteers.

Radio interview on WGN Chicago that I was a part of to promote EYH Chicago can be found here.

Other Activities

Volunteer (Social Media), Girls’ Outdoor Adventure in Leadership and Science (GOALS), 2020

Judge, Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS), 2017

Volunteer, @rtifice Center Chicago, 2017

Giving Tuesday
Fundraising campaign for EYH Chicago 2018