August 2017 — Present
My passion has always been art, and though many have told me that I cannot pay the bills with it, I have strived to find ways to integrate it into whatever I do. With my current position as a Casey Fellow for Operation H.O.P.E, I have discovered another side of myself that my passion for art instilled in me. I have compassion, curiosity, and a desire to share what I see in the world with others. As a fellow I correspond with the mayor of Washington, DC as well as other organizations in the DC area to create impactful programs for the youth centering around financial literacy. I know, it's not exactly what one would expect an artist to do, but I'm able to cultivate relationships between these offices and the community, and push the youth to experience the world in a different perspective. I teach them that everything is not black and white, that there are so many different ways to look at the world, and by taking the time to see this, they're able to help themselves not only financially, but personally as well. Be passionate about what you want to do and how you want to achieve your goals, and the financial lessons I help to give will allow them to live out their passions and dreams.