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Meet Our Communications Intern

// July 12, 2018

Introducing Rebecca Alfaro, communications intern

This summer, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is lucky to have two interns and one fellow join our team. In this blog post, we interview Rebecca Alfaro, communications intern, graduate student, feminist activist, and future United Nations leader.

Where do you go to school?

I recently graduated from the University of Denver, and I am currently a graduate student at Lund University in Sweden. I have earned dual bachelor’s degrees in gender studies and international studies with a minor in leadership studies from the University of Denver. My master’s of social science will be in gender studies.

Where would you like to work in five years?

Since high school, I have dreamed of working for the United Nations. The gender-focused programs pique my interest the most, such as the Girl Up campaign. Girl Up is dedicated to empowering adolescent girls around the world through the power of education. Since then, I have gained beginner insights into the nonprofit sector. I hope to continue to expand my nonprofit and philanthropic work experience, such as my work at WFCO, to one day work for the United Nations.

What drew you to The Women’s Foundation of Colorado?

Women’s rights are human rights – Hillary R. Clinton

This quote has been an ongoing source of motivation for the actions I have taken both academically and professionally. Being a gender studies scholar speaks to my passions for feminist activism; a passion that is reflected in the work of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. WFCO is dedicated to the mission of Women Thriving. Colorado Rising., showcasing the powerful ability and value that all women hold within their families and overall communities.

What are you working on this summer at WFCO?

I’m excited to be working with the communications team at WFCO where my biggest project is dedicated to storytelling. I will be interviewing and writing profiles of multiple WFCO grantees, illuminating the progress and detailed success stories of the women who have benefited from the dedicated work of our grantee partnerships. I have several other projects dedicated to supporting the communications team, such as aiding in the writing of the quarterly newsletter, creating a compilation of statewide media coverage , and other social media platform research.

What’s a fun fact about you?

My two minutes of fame came during my middle school years when I was chosen for a Telemundo Spanish commercial advocating for education. It was a fascinating experience that began to teach me the benefits of being a bilingual speaker.

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