Hello! I’m Erin! I’m a senior at Northern Illinois University graduating this May with a Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit and NGO Studies with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. I hope to use my education and experience in the nonprofit field to expand my knowledge and help in my future career. I hope to find myself working with a nonprofit that participates in animal activism.
Growing up, I was constantly exposed to the arts. I have been playing the baritone since 2011 and picked up the trombone in 2014. With these two instruments, I played in various concert bands, jazz bands, pep bands, marching bands, and even the show choirs back-up band. Throughout middle school and high school I participated in my school’s theater program on stage as an actress, behind the scenes as tech, and the pit orchestra. My favorite experience was being in the pit for the Little Mermaid and getting to play the iconic music that many of us grew up with. A tradition of mine is watching musicals with my parents. When I’m home, we try to watch a new musical or and old favorite. We’ve watched things like Come From Away, Fame, and Newsies all in one week. We also like to attend live events at our local theatre, the Paramount in Aurora. Being apart of this team and being able to help with something I love so much is very exciting, and I can’t wait to see where this semester takes me!
This spring I hope to learn more about the “behind-the-scenes” of a nonprofit. In the past, I have done a lot of research work for nonprofits but never really gotten to see how they host events or create fundraising campaigns. I am looking forward to being able to help the Egyptian Theatre with Give DeKalb County as it is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year.
I am truly thrilled to be working with the Egyptian Theatre this semester and expand my knowledge of the nonprofit world! Being able to see the day-to-day operations all the way to large events is so interesting and nothing like any of the experiences I have had before. I can’t wait to get started!