Hi! My name is Emma Brown, I'm an American Studies major at Tufts University and this summer I had the privilege of being CAAS' development team intern. I had the opportunity to work on a number of different projects and contribute to CAAS' fundraising efforts through research and outreach. The development team kept me busy all summer with tasks such as planning and promoting future events, updating the website, and sending out our mid-year appeal letters, just to name a few. I also volunteered at the annual Taste of Somerville event in June, attended community meetings with CAAS' Executive Director David, and shadowed one of CAAS' HPP advocates for a day. Every day at CAAS was exciting, dynamic, and full of new experiences. I can't believe it is almost over, but I am so grateful for the opportunities and new perspectives that CAAS has given me, and I know I leave this internship having been made richer by the many memories I have made and the amazing people I have met along the way.
This summer has flown by. In just a few short weeks, I'll be starting my senior year at Tufts. I am not sure what my post-grad future will hold, but I know that if I am surrounded by colleagues who are as supportive of one another and as committed to justice as the folks at CAAS, I will be incredibly happy and extraordinarily fortunate.