Carson Rolleri serves YNPNdc as a Communications Manager. Described as a complexity buster with an empathetic attitude, she grew up in Doylestown, PA, before moving to Washington, DC. Outside of YNPNdc, she works at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), where she builds social media strategy, coordinates the creation of ASCO's member magazine, and assists with communications for the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO. We asked Carson a few questions about what inspired her to join YNPNdc.
What brought you to the non-profit world?
When I was in college, I interned at a lot of different organizations to get a sense of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to work. The summer before my senior year, I worked at an agency that did some work with nonprofits and companies that wanted to focus on social impact. It was amazing to see the kind of change that nonprofits could make, and I wanted to be a part of it. Since then, I have only worked for organizations with a strong mission for making the world a better place.
What's your favorite thing about your job?
I love my team! We definitely all have different strengths, so it has been great bringing them all together to produce quality work and getting to learn from each other in the process.
What do you love about volunteering with YNPNdc?
It's been a great experience that's both helped me build my skills and meet more people like me working in the nonprofit space. I've been able to connect with people who have encountered the same triumphs, roadblocks, and questions, and it has been helpful to see what others have done when in similar situations.
How have you grown at YNPNdc?
I started out as a Communications Manager earlier this year, and through this experience, I have learned so much about the YNPN network as a whole. It has really pushed me to constantly think about my professional development and what I can be doing to improve my skills, both for my job and my interests outside of work.
If you could describe YNPNdc in one word, what would it be?
What's the most important life lesson you’ve learned?
As cliché as it sounds, it's that nothing in life is guaranteed, so stop living like it is. This is something I constantly have to remind myself of -- I'm a planner, and I've been working more on living in the moment and saying "yes" to more things that are completely out of my comfort zone.