Welcome Our New Communications Intern, Marissa

By Marissa Sittler, Mali Rising Communications Intern

Hello, everyone! I'm Marissa Sittler, Mali Rising's Communications Intern for Summer Semester 2017. In this snippet, I'd like to let you know a little bit more about me, as well as my plans being Mali Rising's intern. 

I'll be a junior this fall at the University of Utah, pursuing my bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis on journalism. I have always had an interest and passion for writing, which lead me to journalism (despite the stress that comes with the territory). I strongly believe in the power of effective writing and communication and hope that I am able to help Mali Rising achieve its goal of "Empowering Through Education" through this. 

This summer, I'll be working closely with our Executive Director, Merritt, on a new project to develop a new opportunity for Mali Rising's friends to support the organization. I'll be writing some blog posts about my interning experience and also sharing stories about Mali Rising students, parents, teachers, villages, or donors. I'll also be overseeing social media content and working with Mali Rising's Social Media Ambassadors. 

I'm very excited to be working with such an important foundation and to share my experiences with all of you. Check back to see new stories and blog posts!