Growing up in small towns in rural North and South Dakota, and Montana I quickly learned the value of community. Even though I lived in three different states, the general attitude of the people is very warm and welcoming. In small rural towns, community and family foundations are a cornerstone of the area. I always loved going to the different fundraising events that these organizations put together and seeing everything they were able to do for the members of these towns. As I got older, I was always eager to have the opportunity to volunteer with local foundations and non-profits that were a vital part of the community. After graduating from high school in Sidney, Montana, I moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University, where I continue to volunteer within the community.
As a Junior in Finance and Economics, being a Marketing Intern is a little different for me. I love having the opportunity to work in an area that I don’t have a lot of background knowledge in, and appreciate Foundant for allowing me to learn as I work. As an intern with Foundant, I am given projects on a regular basis that test my skills and effect different aspects of the company. Being a college student, I don’t always have as much time to volunteer as I would like to. Working at Foundant allows me to stay connected to foundations and continue to help in some way, even if they aren’t local. I look forward to continuing to learn with Foundant and enjoying the rest of my college career.