Institute for Nonprofits Ambassadors
Ambassadors undergo training and assist in promoting our Nonprofit Studies Minor, the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative as well as other Institute programs, services, and special events.
Ambassadors come from a variety of colleges. Some are Nonprofit Studies minors, others are involved with the Social Innovation Fellows, and still others are simply excited about supporting the Institute for Nonprofits.
Meet the Ambassadors
Jordan Bowman – Junior, Business Administration
Jordan Bowman is a junior in the Poole College of Management. In the Fall of 2019, he will obtain a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a Nonprofit Studies Minor. Jordan is interested in bridging the gap between socially-conscious entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofit organizations.
Outside of school, Jordan has experienced the significance of nonprofit work by being directly involved with many and nonprofits and for-purpose companies. He is the President of Journeymen Triangle, a local mentoring organization for middle and high school boys. Jordan also serves as a second & third-grade classroom facilitator for Loaves and Fishes, an after-school program for kids experiencing poverty in Southeast Raleigh. He has also consulted companies who want to become more socially and environmentally conscious through the B Corp Clinic.
Kristen Biddle - Junior, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Kristen Biddle is a junior studying Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a minor in Nonprofit Studies. She is currently a Young Life leader at Holly Springs High School and has also worked with A Place At The Table. Her interest with nonprofits came from her involvement with Young Life and the YMCA in high school. She became an ambassador to learn and become more involved in the sector, as well as help others to do the same.
Madeline Gale - Senior, Political Science
Madeline Gale is a senior majoring in Political Science and with a minor in Nonprofit Studies. She is also a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and has been interning at the General Assembly of North Carolina since May 2017. She hopes to pursue a career in public policy after graduation.
"I chose to be an ambassador at the Institute for Nonprofits so that I could get more involved on campus. I wanted to give back to the school and community that has given me so much before I graduate. I couldn't think of a better place for that than the Institute for Nonprofits. It also allows me to use what I have learned in my minor classes in real-world scenarios."
Kylie Hofmeister - Freshman, International Studies
Kylie Hofmeister is a freshman studying International Studies, with a minor in Nonprofit Studies. In her spare time, you will almost always find her out running or hanging out with friends. Kylie has been involved heavily with Appalachia Service Project for the past five summers and has always enjoyed volunteering with local nonprofits like Oak City Soccer and Durham Rescue Mission. She has found her passion for helping others and hopes to one day find a career in community development for developing nations. She chose to be an ambassador at the Institute for nonprofits so that she can expand her network and get to know people with similar passions. Kylie looks forward to her time at NC State and is very excited to meet new people!
Anna Hood- Senior, Sport Management
Anna Hood is a junior studying Sport Management with a minor in Nonprofit Studies. She is a five-year employee of the YMCA of the Triangle and has found her passion in youth development and community outreach through recreational organizations. She hopes to pursue this path with the Y even further after graduation, seeking to strengthen programs such as after-school mentoring, volunteer sports clinics, and family-friendly events that bring the people of Raleigh together. She is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, has served as a volunteer head coach for introductory sports programs at low-income elementary schools, and has interned with a local nonprofit that seeks to combat food insecurity. She became an ambassador to get others involved in the sector and raise awareness of social entrepreneurship in the world today.
Sierra Jones- Junior, Business Administration
Sierra Jones is a Junior studying Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship concentration and a minor in Nonprofit Studies and Spanish. Her passion is helping underprivileged and abused & neglected children gain the same opportunities for success in life. She is a volunteer with the Culture to Culture Ambassador Program and the Community Hope Mentor Program. She is also a member of the Club Swim Team and the Collegiate Shag Association.
Priyanka Kellem – First Year, Social Entrepreneurship and Human Biology
Priyanka is a first-year aiming to double major in Social Entrepreneurship and Human Biology. She is very passionate about feminism and is a Movement Peer Educator. She is also a Social Innovation Fellow and is involved in Nourish International, The Helping Hand Project, and Premed club. She's interested in women's issues, social development, education, and mental health awareness.
"I chose to become an ambassador because I'm really interested in nonprofits and creating a social impact. I really wanted to get more involved in the Institute for Nonprofits and thought this was a great platform to do that"
Claire Mangum- Junior, Business Administration
Claire is a Junior studying Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration and a minor in Biological Studies. She is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and their current Risk Management Chair. She is also a University Ambassador and looks forward to helping potential students fall in love with NC State. She is an employee of the Poole Family YMCA and has a love of the Y and nonprofits that stems from her years of working with kids and their families. Eventually, she wants to work for a nonprofit and possibly return to the Y to work in marketing after graduating.
Kate Porter - Sophomore, Business Administration
Kate is a sophomore in Poole College of Management. She plans to graduate after the Fall 2019 semester with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Nonprofit Studies. She would like to pursue a career that blends both the private and nonprofit sectors. Kate is also an Engaged Service Scholar at NC State. She has a strong passion for the arts and has involved herself in arts-related nonprofits, including Piedmont Opera in Winston-Salem. Kate chose to become an ambassador to be more involved on campus with people who share similar passions.
Laura Schoeck - First Year, Sport Management
Laura Schoeck is a freshman studying Sport Management with a minor in Nonprofit Studies and an intended minor in Business Administration. She is involved in the Krispy Kreme Challenge Sponsorships Committee, Campus Crusades, and Sport Management Club. She loves the outdoors and is always meeting new people. She decided to minor in Nonprofit Studies due to her desire to be a part of something that impacts not just NC State but the community. "I could not imagine being a part of something different. In high school, I was always involved in service opportunities and it truly enriched my life. Now it's time to take it to a larger scale."
Carlyle Simmons- Junior, International Studies
Carlyle is a junior in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, majoring in International Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Studies. Carlyle is a sister of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and a fraternity and sorority life liaison on the executive board of ASIA (Asian Students in Alliance). She hopes to get involved in other activities as she continues her time at NC State. Apart from working she enjoys traveling and spending time with family. Carlyle's interest in nonprofits comes from meeting and talking with refugees through LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) in high school.
"I chose to be an ambassador at the Institute for Nonprofits because I want to learn more by experience and become a positive influence that can give back to our NC State community.”