When the end of my second-to-last semester of college got closer I slowly began to panic about what I would do after graduation. I didn’t have much time before it was really time to begin “adulting”. By the beginning of my last semester, I had secured an internship that gave me the opportunity to meet some really cool people like Allie Kast and Sara Hindi (hi, ladies!) My ideas about what I wanted to do weren’t solid but with a few nudges in the right direction, I applied and was offered the role of Impact Coordinator at The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis!
Since beginning at The Parks Alliance in March, I have been thrown into a busy and crazy time – like real “adulting” on my hands. I’m proud to have secured a degree I’ve worked very hard for and become a part of a team that I’m really excited to grow with.
In only my third week on the team, I was happy to be a part of Indy’s Lunch for Parks presented by AES Indiana, our largest fundraiser of the year and meet so many new parks people. My biggest achievement for that event was helping organize name tags, which if you talk to anyone else in the office, aren’t always the most welcomed task. I also helped communicate with vendors and learn more about the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into such a big event. And of course, the highlight of helping vendors was getting a Tesla into the JW Marriot – wow. I mean how many people can say they helped transfer heavy duty plastic wrap, in hop-scotch style and successfully positioned a high-quality EV car into a hotel – and this was only week 3!