What is your favorite part of PM?
My favorite part of PM is the people I get the opportunity to work with. It’s inspiring to see such genuine, talented individuals working together towards the same cause. Out of all the organizations I’ve been involved with at UF, the people I’ve met through PM are truly one of a kind in the best way.
What is your favorite memory?
My favorite memory is probably PM reveal of 2019. Throughout PM weekend, I was lucky enough to be assigned to the Lake Forest mural with Philip G and Laura L, both who are incredibly talented. It was fun and rewarding to watch the mural come to life and even more so to see the students reactions to it while walking them through the school the next day.
Why should people care about PM?
People should care about PM because it’s such a unique opportunity to be able to give back to the community. For most of us, Gainesville has probably given us so much throughout our college years here. PM gives students the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the same community that has given us so much.
How did you get involved with PM?
I got involved with PM my freshman year by applying to be a Captain. I didn’t really know much about the organization other than from a girl in my sorority who encouraged us to apply and talked about how much she loved it. Although at the time my major wasn’t marketing, I wanted to be able to build on the marketing skills I previously had from high school as well. It’s been 3 years and I haven’t looked back since!
What do you want to tell someone who has never been a part of PM?
To someone who has never been a part of PM, it’s hard to put into words how powerful this organization truly is. I could talk about it for hours and hours on end but it still wouldn’t be able to do it justice. I would say come volunteer for PM 2020 and see for yourself. It’s more of a feeling than something that can just be described with words.
In what ways do you think PM is impacting future generations in Alachua County?
PM is impacting future generations in Alachua County by giving students the resources and encouragement to learn, and more importantly, to love to learn. Education is critical during a child’s developmental years and the perception they form of school at this age can stay with them for the rest of their lives, whether it be good or bad. With PM, we try to do everything in our power to make that perception good and make a difference that is long lasting. Every kid deserves an education that excites them and I’m confident that the future is in their hands.