Describe what you do.
Organize logistics, record finances, and coordinate events of year-long, cross-country activism project. There is one runner/speaker of the campaign for the lives of the unborn. I ensure that as she runs and as we travel, we have speaking engagements set up, rally events planned, places to sleep, and food to eat. I also keep track of our spending to report to the non-profit we are under.
Describe how you do it.
I utilize Excel to keep track of most everything. I spend most days making calls – either cold-calling or through recommendations of other contacts, sending e-mails, tracking the details, planning, and running errands.
Describe why you do it.
The purpose of this project is for equality and sanctity of the unborn lives in our country. It is rooted in a deep faith in God, and I know this is my current purpose. There are definitely hard days that things do not go as planned, but I am motivated by the fact that I am doing every little thing on the project to make an impact for good in our world.
What was the first step you took to become what you are now?
My first step was really just doing what I was called to do in the right now, even the smallest of tasks. That has prepared me for this current job. It is because in the right now of jobs in high school, I learned Excel and budgeting and writing. It is because in the right now of jobs in college, I learned how to handle problems, track and report finances, run a classroom, and coordinate events. It’s just doing, and learning as you do. It’s just doing whether it is brand new or terrifying. It’s taking every experience, every mistake, and every situation and using it to grow as an individual.
What do you wish you had paid more attention to in school?
I don’t know if I could name a specific subject, but I really wish I didn’t cram. I would love to retain more of the information that has been taught to me over the years. It would be so valuable to be sharp in the mental math I learned in fifth grade, to be able to more fully discuss historical events I learned in 10th grade and how they affect our future in America, or to be able to rapidly recall all the English rules from the multitude of college papers.