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Meet Dayanne, our summer intern!
The following is a guest post from our new summer intern, Dayanne:
Hello, my name is Dayanne Carranza and I will be joining Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC) this summer as an intern. Throughout my six weeks at TCC I will be writing various blog posts for the TCC blog, amongst other projects, such as event support, drafting social media posts, data entry, researching, and job shadowing. In my first blog post (coming soon!), I aim to introduce and better explain King County Metro’s fare simplification and affordability efforts.
This past June I graduated from The Overlake School in Redmond, WA, and will be a freshman in college next year at Seattle University. I will be studying psychology, but have always wondered how work in the nonprofit world can turn into a career. Throughout my years in high school I have always been drawn into the nonprofit world, volunteering in various organizations such as The Union Gospel Mission, Cherry Street Food Bank, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and being an active member in clubs such as Free the Children and KIVA club.
As a Rainier Scholar and low-income student of color, I have always been interested in ways that I can help my community. Being able to become a first generation high school graduate and college student has helped open new opportunities to be able to give back to the community that has supported my success thus far. I hope that through TCC I will learn the ways in which transportation choices affect my community on an everyday basis. I believe TCC’s mission to connect people with jobs, school, and services through transportation is important for low-income communities trying to grow and expand their opportunities. Having had to commute an hour for the past five years to a private school in Redmond, I know first-hand that reliable transportation that connects low-income students to higher education is crucial to allow personal growth for minorities outside their neighborhoods.
I am so excited to be able to write the next couple of blogs for all of you. During these next couple of weeks I hope to be able to further explore my passion in the nonprofit world on a professional level as well as develop important professional workplace skills.