Meet the Staff: Summer Intern Grace Waldren

0D2FA5E8-4AA0-441D-92DE-7C203C912652What events/people or experiences led you here to Komen Columbus?

I have been familiar with Komen Columbus for quite a while now. My mother used to work for Komen so I was always running around the office, attending events, and wearing pink t-shirts. My family and I went to the Race for the Cure every year and it was such a cool and inspiring experience.

After completing my first year of college at Penn State University, I knew I wanted to return home to Columbus for the summer and find an internship. When I heard about the Communications Internship with Komen Columbus, I thought it sounded like a wonderful opportunity to begin my career in communications and work for a cause that is so meaningful to so many people all around the world.

What do you do for Komen Columbus?

I am the Social Media/Communications Intern. I help spread Komen’s mission by creating posts to share on social media, writing blogs and newsletters, and assist Becca with other marketing and communications methods for Komen.81AD6673-9A05-4540-AA8C-7AA98B2B4B54

What (or whom) inspires you come to work every day?

All the men and women fighting and surviving breast cancer inspire me daily. Cancer has affected too many people and I want to be a part of the fight to end it. It is important to me to do my part to do some good in the world. Just being able to make a small difference can mean so much.

When you’re not interning, what do you like to do?

I spend my time listening to music, going to concerts, dancing, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.

What are your plans for next year? What are your goals for the future?

FA63BEE7-0BCB-49B8-A333-CB150CB15004Next year, I will return to Penn State for my sophomore year. I will continue to study communications, be on my dance team, and be on a committee for THON, a 46-hour dance marathon raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer. In the future, I would love to live in New York or Los Angeles and work in the communications field.