I spent half of my college career as the media advocate for PAVE, a student organization dedicated to ending sexual assault and dating violence on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus through education and activism. My time spent with the group remains one of the most rewarding opportunities of my college years, if not my life as a whole. Doing work that not only leveraged my skills but also benefited the community around me was simultaneously challenging and exhilarating, and I have missed the passion it stirred within me from the moment I graduated.
Well, I’m excited to announce I have found an equally gratifying, significant endeavor: I will be joining forces with Women’s Empowerment at WORC as the assistant director of communications and media.
WE at WORC is a branch of the Worldwide Orphanage Relief Coalition (WORC). WE takes WORC’s mission—to empower children by providing resources and opportunity and reestablishing human rights where those rights have been violated—and applies it more specifically to the lives of women and girls. WE focuses on giving young girls and women the opportunity to express their needs, desires, concerns and hopes for themselves and their communities, while aiding in the formulation of a more fulfilling, stable and self-sustaining future.
The group’s standard of work is established foremost upon the identification of various existing barriers that prevent underprivileged women all over the world from achieving their truest potential and from living a life they deem fulfilling. By standing in the gap, offering her support, resources and a pathway to education and selfdefined success, Women’s Empowerment at WORC aims to create positive change, establishing opportunity through community one voice at a time.
I ask and invite you to “like” WE at WORC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as I navigate this venture and collaborate with my new team members to further the mission of empowering marginalized women and girls all over the world.