Join us in welcoming our newest Marketing & Communications Committee member, Jelyn Hermosa! Jelyn will be helping drive YNPN LA membership, connect our community, and provide valuable resources via social media -- particularly our LinkedIn Group and Company Page, Twitter, and Facebook. See below more a full interview with Jelyn.
Why do you choose to work in the nonprofit field? What inspires you about it?
I went into the nonprofit field because I've always wanted to affect the world in a positive way, and I thought that being in nonprofit is a good way to do that. Even though I am not currently doing direct service in my current position, I am inspired every day by all of our projects (150+) and the people behind them. These people work so hard to be able to make society better. I also volunteer for other nonprofits in my free time, and I am very humbled by the dedication and selflessness of all the people that I work with.
Why do you think YNPN and YNPN LA are important? Why did you become a paid member?
What is your favorite part of your job?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
Jelyn moved from the Philippines to the United States in 2010. Since then, she has lived in Oregon, Illinois, and finally settled in California. She currently works as a Senior Finance Analyst for Community Partners where she manages online donations, purchasing programs, and special projects. She is also involved in some Communications-related work including creating a social media strategy for a national network. In her free time, she volunteers for Anxiety Gaming, a nonprofit dedicated to providing gamers with mental health resources. Her interests include videogames, writing, learning, and calligraphy. Connect with her on LinkedIn!