Project Makeover has had some huge growth this past week because it was PM Fundraising Week! The finance team took charge and led our team in different “fun-raising” initiatives. We are so excited to keep moving forward in the direction of our fundraising goals. In our first exec member highlight series, we want to give a huge shoutout to Paris Kemeny, our finance manager. Paris is a 4th-year information systems major and is enrolled in the combined degree program to seek her master’s in international business.
She joined PM because as a child her military family moved around frequently and going to school was one of the most consistent aspects in her life. She now recognizes that the excitement of learning was instilled in her at a young age and believes Project Makeover’s mission can instill that same excitement in the local community’s next generation of learners. Paris is from Panama City, Florida, but since her parents served in the military, she spent seven years of her childhood growing up in Japan.
Her favorite thing about PM is learning everyone’s “Why PM.”
“We all have different early education stories, but something sparked in each member of the team that has made us passionate about Project Makeover in a variety of ways,” said Paris. “I think this is super important because it shows we are united for one purpose but don’t ever forget we come from different backgrounds.”
Outside of PM, Paris loves pilates, traveling and watching the New Orleans Saints. She’s also a CAP Mentor in the business school, which assists students with next steps after college through resume building and mock interviews. Between CAP and PM, Paris can help both the youngest learners and the oldest ones too!