Elizabeth Rodgers has always been interested in art. An avid quilter, the Barnard College history major has sewn since childhood and was involved with costume design for her Boston-area high school’s theater program.
Now a resident of Manhattan, New York City, Elizabeth is a forward-thinking junior whose career goals include nonprofit work and the potential attainment of a law degree.
It was in December 2013 that her involvement with the Mohawk Valley Collective began. Responding to a posting on the Barnard College Career Development website, Elizabeth said was interested in the goals of the nonprofit—which is dedicated to the promotion of the arts and artists and the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic properties in the Mohawk Valley—in relation to her major.
Among her chief projects while working for the organization has been the transfer of the organization’s database from Excel spreadsheets to Salesforce, an online tool designed to help nonprofits with program management, grant applications, fundraising and communications.
She has also been helping organization founder and officer Tolga Morawski with grant applications, administrative functions, and work with the press.
Elizabeth would like to further the goals of the organization. She said, “We’re definitely moving forward,” and she is interested in helping more with grant writing, as she believes this will help MVC achieve its goals.
In addition to her activities with the Mohawk Valley Collective, Elizabeth has worked at the Barnard College Development Office where she was engaged in database work and mailings to raise money for the school.