Name, position, organization: Amanda Gryzkewicz, Founder & CEO, I Can Math

How long have you been a YNPN Phoenix member? Since July 2021 

Favorite YNPN event or memory? Being a part of LINK for the past several years as an audience member and then winning it this April!

Favorite new quarantine hobby? Remodeling my house

What was it about your organization that made you want to be involved? As a former preschool teacher I saw a need for early math in the classroom. I searched and searched and when no one else was doing it, I created it!

Tell us about one of the most valuable things you’ve learned from working for your organization (or nonprofit orgs in general).I wear a lot of hats and get to try a lot of new things and people can be very kind when you ask for help! Also, early math isn’t as scary as you think! 

Favorite podcast or book? Little Women-I read it every year

Where is your dream vacation destination, and why? Antarctica-I want to travel to all 7 continents

What one piece of advice would you offer someone who’s new to the nonprofit industry? Doing what you love makes it all worth it!

What do you hope to contribute to YNPN Phoenix as a new board member? As a new nonprofit leader I felt very lost in the nonprofit world. I wish I had a buddy to help me navigate. While I am far from being an expert, I would love to share my journey and help someone make their journey a little less scary!