We’re excited to introduce to you our Summer Public Interest Fellow, Bita Kavoosi. Bita will be helping Chinook with grants management and grantee interviews.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not interning at Chinook Fund?
A: I like group fitness classes, working out, and cooking healthy foods. I’m a proponent of maintaining mental health by taking care of my physical health.
Q: What are your hoping to gain by working at Chinook Fund?
A: I’m really excited to learn how to use the new grant software, partly because it will be useful if I continue nonprofit work when I graduate, and partly because I believe having the flexibility and ability to learn new skills is critical to have nowadays.
Q: Where do you go to school and what are you majoring in?
A: I am a rising senior at Colorado College majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Chinese Language.
Q: 1. If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
A: I think Nate Bargatze is hilarious and relevant, so I would love a meal with him for entertainment purposes. If I were supposed to grow as a person from this meeting, I would want to dine with Claude McKay, since he had such unique and interesting perspectives on the use of propaganda as a way for white exploiters to justify the exploitation of black bodies. I’m also interested in hearing more about how he believed African Americans should’ve worked together with the rest of the working proletariat to overthrow the owning class attempting to pit the proletariat against one another. That would be an informative conversation to my personal beliefs, no doubt.
Q: What do you like most about Colorado?
A: I like the sunsets and mountains; from campus, those are both pretty to just glance up at while doing my daily activities, and let my imagination run.