BLI Graduation Year: 2011
Associate Director/Office Lead
Tell us briefly about yourself and please update your classmates on your personal/professional experiences since graduating from BLI:
Since graduating from BLI my family and I have settled into our lives here in Binghamton. I have two young girls that keep my husband & I very busy. I enjoy volunteering as a Troop Leader for Girl Scouts and spending time each spring as a Junior Achievement volunteer.
I hardly ever watch movies and when I do go to the movie theater I sometimes enjoy taking a little nap. I’m an avid reader and my only comparison when talking to people about movies is if I’ve read the book or not. One of my favorite books that I’ve recently read is “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.
Current and Past Notable Civic Activities (boards, organizations, [member/officer]):
Former BLI and GBEOP board member
Girls Scouts Troop Leader
Junior Achievement Volunteer
How did your BLI experience change your perception of the community, and motivate you to become more involved in the community?
BLI has helped me reconnect to the local community after living out of the area for more than 13 years. Each class provided access to significant organizations and issues that you normally would never have access to. After seeing all the different organizations in our community you can almost serve as an ambassador to all of the great things that our area has to offer.
What was your most memorable BLI activity/moment?
Fracking was a hot community topic when I went through BLI. One of my most memorable moments in BLI was the panel discussion that was organized to discuss the pros and cons of fracking. It’s always interesting to hear both sides of the story first hand.
What “nugget of wisdom” do you have for your fellow BLI alum?
Be positive and stay involved.