Becky’s Fund Welcomes ChristinaFebruary 3, 2015
My name is Christina Covello, my interest in women’s issues was sparked during my college experience when I minored in Gender Studies. I have always wanted to pursue a career in which I could advocate for social issues I feel passionate about. I wanted to intern for Becky’s Fund because of the Fund’s approach to combating Domestic violence. Becky’s Fund is working not only with victims but with young men to instill the importance of positive relationships and respect for women. This is a unique and I believe extremely productive approach to combat domestic violence. I also believe that the program that Becky’s Fund implements in colleges around the country is vital to combating domestic violence as well as sexual violence. Women in high school and college are particularly vulnerable to falling into violent and unhealthy relationships, if more awareness is brought to students and people in this age group I believe that domestic violence can be stopped.
What I want to gain from my experience is an inside look into how non-profits work. I also want to better understand the issues surrounding domestic violence and domestic violence advocacy. The beauty of Becky’s Fund is that the Fund is involved with many different aspects of domestic violence prevention so it is rich learning environment where I am trying to absorb everything. In the future I am interested in applying to law school and pursuing a career advocating for women’s issues.