Meet a couple of our team members for the semester!  

MERANDA HERBERT-REICH

Meranda (right), at age 13, pictured with her Big, Tracey (left).

Meranda (right), at age 13, pictured with her Big, Tracey (left).

Meranda is a senior at Ball State University, majoring in Organizational Communications. She was the Fundraiser Chair for the Ball State Communications Club, where she raised money for the Little Red Door. She has also gained experience at Shuttleworth, where she helped track budgets and helped lead the team on a project.

As the Administrative Assistant, Meranda works with the accountant to communicate budgeting needs. She uses her experience as a Fundraiser Chair to help with fundraising for BBBS.

Meranda knows the effect this organization has on the youth of this community. Meranda remembers when she was a Little herself. “My Big impacted my life more than she will ever truly know.” She had the opportunity to work with BBBS for the last Dance For Kids Sake event, and hopes to recreate that experience again for others. Big Brothers Big Sisters is excited to have Meranda with us this semester!

 

KAITLYN SUMNER

Kaitlyn is a senior at Ball State University, majoring in English Studies. She has had previous experience working with children through Uncharted International (located in Uncharted International). Through Uncharted, she had the opportunity to work in their orphanages teaching children crafts.

As our Message Design Intern, Kaitlyn will be using her experience from her English Studies major to write copy for BBBS. Combined with her passion for children, we believe she will be a great fit for this position.

“If I had been introduced to this organization when I was younger, I have no doubt that it would have been perfect for me.” Kaitlyn was introduced to us through her career coach, Eilis Wasserman. She hopes to work with non-profits that work with at-risk children through grant writing and web design.