Jenna Kronenberg, a recently inducted member of the NLM society is a Janurary 2018 graduate of the nonprofit management program.
A couple months prior to her graduation, Jenna was hired by Physicians
for Reproductive Health to join its fundraising and development team
Jenna credits her career path in social change and nonprofit work to the values her family emphasized early on. “My grandparents and my parents always volunteered in their spare time,” she says. “I became very aware of the injustices in our society and wanted to give back as much as I could.”
At Physicians for Reproductive Health, Jenna cherishes every day with dedicated colleagues that work to bring evidence-based information to champion the right to access reproductive health care. “I am hopeful that nonprofits and small, justice-based organizations can start to right the balance of the inequalities of our world,” she says,“although my work is based on the issues I wish one day we won’t have to face, I feel privileged to be a part of larger movement bringing about positive change.”
Caitlin Brunell (NPM ’18) joined the NLM honor society. In 2006, Caitlin founded the nonprofit- Caitlin’s Closet (CC), which provides individuals without resources, either financial or otherwise, the opportunity to outfit themselves in donated clothes for proms, dances, interviews, weddings, academic awards and sports banquets.
To date, the organization has distributed over 12,000 articles of clothing across the United States. Caitlin’s experience and belief in CC’s impact led her to pursue grad school with hopes of continuing her efforts. “My research focused on answering the question: ‘How can articles of clothing improve self esteem for high school girls?’ CC is currently in the process of moving beyond clothing by focusing our efforts to launch ‘self-esteem activity circles’ alongside our Dress and Suit Giveaways within high schools.”
“This reflection has been an important part of my life, both in looking back at the start of CC and my own personal journey as well as looking forward to how I can grow Caitlin’s Closet to better serve our constituents.””
Read more in NACC January 2018 Newsletter.
CONGRATULATIONS, JENNA AND CAITLIN!