Lynn Student Pursues a Career in Non-Profit Management
Guerdy Fabre, a Lynn University senior who will graduate in May, has a deep passion for social justice and will be working in the nonprofit sector for a few years before pursuing a master’s degree in Non-Profit Management.
Fabre is majoring in political science and when she arrived on campus, she was quick to seek out organizations that revolved around social impact. She became co-facilitator of Feminist Fridays alongside Nicole Drummond. At their weekly meetings, the organization would discuss current issues regarding women.
“I became passionate about social impact over the course of my adolescent years,” said Fabre. “My sister had older friends who were activist and they would talk to me about the current issues they were passionate about. I begin following a lot of news media and learning about political issues going on in the world and it led me to asking what can I do to help.”
Fabre also participated in many social impact lab programs such as the Student Impact Leadership Organization (SILO). SILO is a student-led organization focused on enhancing and building leadership skills by helping students find their passion and make projects to help the community. Fabre also participated in one of the many volunteer opportunities the lab offers by restoring a nature reserve.
“I love being a part of something that inspires people to reflect on their daily lives and think of ways to make the world a better place,” said Fabre. “Feminist Fridays and the social impact lab gave me the opportunity to do that.”
Fabre has many different interests when it comes to social impact, but her dream is to work at a nonprofit that works with women and children. Her favorite part about fighting for social justice is knowing that she is not being complacent.
“I plan on working directly after graduation and in following years pursue a master’s degree in non-profit management,” said Fabre.