Work Experience

Belen Jesuit Baseball Camp

I was truly honored when the head coach of the Belen Jesuit baseball team personally recruited me to be a part of the eight-week summer baseball camp staff. It was a fantastic opportunity to be involved in such a prestigious program. Alongside two other dedicated student coaches, we took on the important role of overseeing the development and improvement of up to eighty enthusiastic campers each week.

Our work as a team of student coaches went far beyond just organizing drills and practices. We were responsible for fostering a positive and inclusive environment, ensuring that each camper had the chance to grow both as a player and as an individual. It was a rewarding experience to witness the transformation and progress of these young athletes throughout the summer.

One of the most gratifying aspects of our efforts was the significant contribution we made to the Belen Jesuit baseball program. Through our hard work and dedication, we managed to help the program generate nearly $200,000 in revenue. This financial support was essential in ensuring the continued success and development of the team, providing resources for equipment, training, and opportunities for the student-athletes.

Being a part of this summer baseball camp and contributing to the success of the Belen Jesuit baseball program was an unforgettable experience that not only enriched my coaching skills but also allowed me to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young athletes and the future of the sport.

Rice Owl Club Internship

During my internship with the Rice Owl Club, I had the unique opportunity to immerse myself in the dynamic world of sports fundraising as the organization’s fundraising arm for Rice Athletics. As a dedicated member of the team, my primary responsibility involved engaging in cold calls with parents of both current and former student-athletes, fostering a connection between the university and its passionate community. Through these conversations, I honed my communication skills and developed a deep understanding of the importance of philanthropy in sustaining the excellence of Rice University athletics. By encouraging donations, I contributed to the financial support crucial for enhancing training facilities, providing scholarships, and fostering an environment conducive to athletic success. This internship not only allowed me to make a meaningful impact on the Rice University community but also provided invaluable experience in fundraising and relationship-building within the context of collegiate athletics.

My time with the Rice Owl Club was incredibly rewarding, as it gave me a firsthand look at the impact of philanthropy in the world of collegiate sports. I was fortunate to work alongside a dedicated team of professionals who shared a common goal of supporting our student-athletes’ success both on and off the field. It was inspiring to witness the generosity of parents and alumni who were willing to invest in the future of Rice Athletics. Through our efforts, we were able to secure vital resources that directly benefited the student-athletes by improving their training facilities and providing them with the financial support they needed to excel in their academic and athletic pursuits.

In addition to the practical skills I gained in fundraising and communication, my internship with the Rice Owl Club taught me the importance of teamwork and collaboration in achieving ambitious goals. Working closely with colleagues and mentors, I learned how to effectively strategize and coordinate efforts to maximize our fundraising outcomes. I also came to appreciate the significance of building strong relationships with donors, as trust and transparency were key in securing their support for our initiatives. Overall, my internship was a transformative experience that deepened my passion for sports philanthropy and left me with valuable skills and memories that I will carry with me throughout my career.