Becky’s Fund Welcomes ToriFebruary 6, 2015
My name is Tori Ortiz, I am from San Antonio, TX but am currently a senior at the University of Maryland studying Psychology and Sociology. I became interested in working with Becky’s Fund after taking a course that explained domestic violence and the effects on victims and their families. During this course students were chosen to go to a nearby shelter and work with the children there educating them on healthy lifestyle choices such as ways to deal with anger, healthy food choices and much more. After my time in the course I realized that working with survivors of domestic violence was something I wished to pursue further.
Becky’s Fund appealed to me given the work done with students in the area. I have a strong belief that educating youth is an essential step in preventing domestic violence. So to be a part of a program that was actively reaching out to the youth community was important to me.
I look forward to interning this semester here at Becky’s Fund. I hope to learn more about the daily proceedings of a non profit and gain experience that I can take with me to graduate school.