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Maggie Walter
Maggie Walter
2022-2023 Fellow
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Office of Development & Communications - Mktg & Communication

Marketing and Art History Major
Home Town: San Francisco, California 

Summary of your responsibilities in your fellowship role 
I work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to help them with creating social media posts, scheduling posts, filming and editing videos, collecting data from our marketing/communication efforts, and more! Along with this, I also get to go to Catholic Charities events and help with whatever I can while there. Some of my responsibilities at events include talking to donors, checking them in, and taking pictures of the events. 

In what ways are you making a positive contribution to your organization/department? 
Even though most of my days are spent behind a computer screen, I know that all of the work that I am doing is positively affecting people in Santa Clara county. It also feels very rewarding to know that the work that I am doing is greatly helping my co-workers! I am glad that I can help lighten up their workload because they are already so busy. 

What are 1-2 aspects of your Fellowship that have been most rewarding or helpful to you so far? 
The most rewarding parts of my fellowship have been getting to meet the people who my work directly affects. For example, I got to meet students from the CORAL after school program and felt so happy that I work for an organization who creates opportunities for such kind and smart students. While there, the students performed their daily pledge for us and I was so moved by what I heard that I decided to go back a few weeks later and film the students doing their pledge. I wanted to share their pledge with our social media followers in the hopes that they too would be as moved as I was with these young students and feel inclined to learn more or donate to the CORAL program. 

What would you recommend to LSB students who want to make a difference in the community? 
I would say that making a difference in your community is much easier than you may think! You should start by finding something that you are passionate about and then connect with other people who are passionate about the same thing within your community. This will lead you to a much wider network of people who are working to the same goal that you are.