Name, position, organization:

Miriam Robles, Education Manager, Junior Achievement of Arizona

Other professional involvement/accomplishments:

I am also a board member for AZIPL which is a non-profit organization that works towards climate justice also one time NPR published an article about me and my work during the 2020 election which was pretty cool (this is only cool to nerds like me). 

How long have you been a YNPN Phoenix member?

This is my first year. 

Favorite YNPN event or memory?

I haven’t been a member long enough to have any favorite memories but I am super excited to make new ones! 

Favorite new quarantine hobby?

Probably watching trashy reality TV like Love Island! 

What was it about your organization that made you want to be involved?

This past year I’ve really come to learn the importance of making connections with more than just people who share your space and instead with people who share your interests and ambitions! 

Tell us about one of the most valuable things you’ve learned from working for your organization (or nonprofit orgs in general).

That you don’t need to know how to do everything right away—sometimes it’s okay to learn as you go and getting out of your comfort zone is a really great way to do this! 

Favorite podcast or book?

Book: Deathless by Catherine M. Valente Podcast: Dissect

Where is your dream vacation destination, and why?

Greece so I can recreate the plot of Mamma Mia. Or that Island in Wonder Woman where men don’t exist. 

What one piece of advice would you offer someone who’s new to the nonprofit industry?

Definitely to learn as much as possible from as many people as possible. The non-profit sectors is so unique because it has people from all backgrounds with vastly different skillsets working together for a common goal! Ask people around you what their background is in. 

What do you hope to contribute to YNPN Phoenix as a new board member?

I would love to share information and skills I’ve acquired and been a source of support and friendship!