Unlike Sydney, I have yet to have the pleasure of meeting Miss Tammy Tibbetts. In fact, I have yet to physically meet anyone affiliated with She’s the First. I discovered this amazing organization of women solely through social media. I found She’s the First through a post of theirs that had been re-tweeted on Twitter and decided that this seemed like an organization I would like to keep tabs on. So, I decided to follow She’s the First and watch this wonderful organization blossom.
After graduating from Florida State University in August of 2008, I took a year off to work and figure out what I wanted to do with my life. This past January, I began my first semester of graduate school at Florida Gulf Coast University. I’m seeking a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit. For this program I need to do an internship. I was on Twitter one day and it was like a light bulb lit up above my head. I thought to myself, “I should give She’s the First a shot and see if they need interns.” Fast forward to today where I am one of the first three interns ever at She’s the First.
I am so beyond excited about starting my She’s the First adventure. I will be blogging to you on Mondays about what’s going on with She’s the First and me….what Tammy and I have creatively named “Maisy Mondays.” I will also be traveling to NYC on June 10th for Girls Who Rock! I can’t wait to finally meet the rest of the She’s the First team and see the incredible performances from Kat DeLuna, Shontelle, Lenka, MoZella, Cara Salimando, and Kelli Pyle.
Next week on Maisy Monday, I’ll be blogging to you from Biloxi, Mississippi on my way back from the first race of the Offshore Super Series season. Along with graduate school, work, and She’s the First, I also run the philanthropic arm of one of the nation’s premier powerboat racing leagues, OSS Cares. I have been given so many incredible opportunities in my life to be a part of some wonderful organizations. I have had the opportunity have an amazing education, the type that every girl deserves. Through She’s the First, I am looking forward to being a part of another wonderful organization and sharing that gift of education with other girls and women worldwide.