What is your position with Doing Good Works?
My position is the Community Partnership Intern. When I first started, I was more on the Purpose Printery side and was one of the first employees printing out of OC United (the Purpose Printery was created as a partnership between Doing Good Works and OC United). Now I do a lot of social media and marketing campaign work with Colette, Sunny Y., and Anna — we call it our Girls Marketing Squad! Right now we’re working on the campaign for the Stronger Together Fund for COVID-19 where 100% of profits from our merchandise help foster youth affected by the pandemic.
How did you come to work at Doing Good Works?
I worked on campus at Cal State Fullerton in the Guardian Scholar Center overseeing six scholarship programs. I was a student assistant and then became the media and events coordinator. I used to compile information for internships and work opportunities, so I was aware of Doing Good Works before I graduated. I attended some of the backpacking events where Guardian Scholars were hired to fill backpacks with promotional products. I had recently graduated and really needed an income and a job. At one event, I met Scott with my then-roommate, Sunny G. It blossomed from there. About a month after the backpacking event, I began working at the Purpose Printery.
Doing Good Works also knew that I studied Communications with a concentration in PR, so soon I shifted to doing more marketing. In January, I started coming into the office four days a week, which was helpful to get more immersed.
Doing Good Works is founded on the mission that every young person aging out of foster care deserves an equal chance to succeed and access to the networks and tools that can empower them. What does this mission mean to you?
Obviously this mission is very personal to me because Doing Good Works came into my life at the perfect time and when I really needed it. I was nervous at the end of my college journey, and they stepped in so gracefully and gave me opportunities that I would not have at another company. I got involved with branding and even conceived the name Purpose Printery (with Sunny G); that openness to letting us be creative in our own way is not typical in an entry-level job. The mission is a large part of the reason why I decided to work with them. When I was in school, I initially wanted to do nonprofit PR because I want what I am doing to make a difference in the world. The Doing Good Works mission of using business for a greater purpose really spoke to me, and I connected more with that mission statement than with other companies.