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Farewell, Mariana!

After one year as our MSSW Program Fellow, Mariana Diaz, has finished her internship. We caught up with her one last time to see what she’s learned in her time here.

Q: What are you going to do now that you’re done with your MSSW?

A: I’m actually going back to finish my second Masters! I’ll be done with school after next year. I’m also joining the Women’s Foundation of Colorado as the Programs Coordinator. I’m excited to be part of the programs team and build relationships with grantees and grant making committee members.

Q: How has working at Chinook Fund helped you at school?

A: Working here has helped me put what I’m learning in school into context. I’ve also gained a lot of practice talking about things like privilege, race, and class outside of the classroom.

Q: What have you learned during your time with us?

A: So many things! I’ve learned a lot about philanthropy and fundraising. Chinook has really expanded my knowledge on philanthropy and my hope for what philanthropy can be for communities of color.

Q: What have you enjoyed the most at Chinook?

A: I loved assisting in the facilitation of the Giving Project and not only watching all of its members grow, but being inspired by what happens when you bring such a diverse group of people together!

Thank you, Mariana, for all your work. We’ll miss you!

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