Hello everyone! My name is Nicolette and I am a junior at the University of Michigan studying Communications and English. Growing up, I liked to spend time volunteering and working with kids, whether it be at the after-school reading program at the library or as a camp counselor for the summer. Even though my plans for my future have changed approximately 1000 times, I’ve always come back to the same idea of empowering children in some way and that has been my goal ever since. This is ultimately what led me to want to work for a non-profit organization.

In terms of experience, I’m currently the VP of MStars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at U of M and have been involved with the organization for the past 3 years. We raise money to donate towards the children’s wishes and have the opportunity to meet the kids, all who have been the most appreciative group of kids I have ever met. If seeing their smiles isn’t motivation enough to help the cause, I’m not sure what is!

In the past few years, I’ve also been in charge of the social media and marketing for the club, but I have yet to set foot in the wonderful world of blogging. I’ve had some experience with writing as a journalist for the Monroe Street Journal, a newspaper for the business school on campus, and have dabbled in creative writing in my free time (not quite worthy of a Pulitzer, I assure you), but I am still in search of my blogging niche. This is why I am especially excited to combine two of my favorite things into one blog and explore marketing for a non-profit through new media.

On that note, I also love feedback, so comment away. Thanks for following me and enjoy!