I didn’t stumble into the philanthropic field by accident. To me, helping others has always been a passion.
Growing up, my parents instilled in me that changing the world starts with changing ourselves. As I spent my childhood traveling around and living in different communities, I found that the best changes would start by opening my heart and being compassionate to others.
After high school, I was impressed by how scientific research has the potential to help so many people, so I decided to pursue that field. I enjoyed every bit of it, but it felt like something was missing. Something didn’t click, and it didn’t feel right.
Inspired by the amazingly positive impact that non-profits create every day, I quickly developed a strong sense of devotion to this sector. I wanted to have a role in promoting these great causes to the world, helping more people to know about them and get involved.
When I decided what I wanted to dedicate my life to, things became clearer, and I knew what I needed to do. Packing my passion in my bag, I came back to Canada to study marketing, beginning my path toward a career I’m passionate about. And it was just a hop, skip & jump away from my first job in the philanthropic field.
Now, here I am happily spending my days as a Digital Fundraiser at Good Works where I can see my own values and passion reflected in the work I do, creating a long-lasting positive impact.
The journey is the treasure, and the greatest part of this story is that after all, I circled back to what I love and do best, contributing toward developing a future of good.
Finally, if I was to wrap this whole journey in words, I’d say Erin Hanson said it all, “There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask, “what if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”. And indeed, I am now flying!