Get to know our YNPN members in a series of Q&As!
Featured this month is Julie Euber, Manager of Education and Outreach at TGen. Julie is inspired everyday by seeing how people’s lives change. From the patients who benefit from TGen’s research to the students who find their passion working in labs.
Click below to hear more about her passion for the non profit sector.
What’s one thing you wish the public knew more about nonprofits?
I wish the public knew the broad range of non-profits that serve our communities. There is so much creativity, innovation, and transformative action in the non-profit sector that deserves to be recognized and celebrated.
Tell us about one of the most valuable things you’ve learned working for a nonprofit.
The amount of talent and passion within the non-profit workforce is staggering. The most valuable thing I’ve learned working for a nonprofit is just how much I can learn from people in my non-profit network.
Tell us about a time that reaffirmed why you do the work that you do.
Last year, we celebrated the tenth year of our internship program, Helios Scholars at TGen. Several of our alumni came back to share their stories including Sandra, a first generation college student who is now at Georgia Tech as a doctoral candidate. When asked what she planned to do in the future, she shared how inspiring her TGen mentor had been for her and that she wanted to mentor Arizona students to provide them with the same professional guidance. She couldn’t remember seeing other Hispanic women in her biomedical engineering classes, and so she wanted to be the one to break that barrier.
I am so fortunate to work with such amazing students!
What one piece of advice would you offer someone who’s new to the nonprofit industry?
Be a lifetime learner to keep up with the changing nature of our work. Learn from each other, learn by experience, and learn through good, old fashion book (and online) learning!
How has YNPN supported you in your nonprofit career?
YNPN offers opportunities that I wouldn’t know I needed if left to my own devices. I attend seminars not knowing how much I’ll gain from them, and then I end up talking about the content with co-workers and friends for days to come. I have also met amazing professionals I would not have connected with otherwise.