Volunteer Spotlight: Young Alumni Advisory Board
We asked Katie Beauregard, a member of the Young Alumni Advisory Board, why she volunteers and stays engaged with the Northeastern community.
How did your Northeastern experience impact your motivation to volunteer as an alumna?
Northeastern gave me many opportunities to grow as a student, professionally in my career, and as a person. From having co-ops at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital, to being a co-founder of the Pre-SOMA (Student Osteopathic Medical Association) organization, I was able to find my passions. Giving back to the community that helped me to grow is a great way to show pride for my alma mater and stay connected to the university.
What do you do in Boston? What do you like to do in your free time?
I work in product development for a biotech company in Lexington, MA. Boston is a great city and I like to take advantage of the restaurants in the North End, going to concerts at TD Garden, and of course attending Red Sox games at Fenway whenever I get the chance!
For young alumni looking to re-connect with Northeastern, where do you recommend they start?
The Northeastern Office of Alumni Relations provides a diverse selection of alumni events to engage everyone, from Beyond the Brew to the Woman Who Empower series, there are many different ways to stay connected! Personally, I would look for community volunteer events, usually held in the spring. I always like to be engaged through volunteer work, especially with fellow alumni.
How do you think the YAAB can help engage fellow alumni? What would be your dream alumni event?
Bringing alumni together for active and engaging events will resonate with alumni and bring back the nostalgia of their time at Northeastern. My dream alumni event would be to organize a service trip for Northeastern alumni to travel to an under served area and volunteer. One of my most gratifying Northeastern experiences was being able to participate in Alternative Spring Break and travel to New Orleans where I tutored children who were victims of Hurricane Katrina.
FUN FACT: If you could add a person to Mount Rushmore, who would it be and why?
Betsy Ross, because she made our flag, the nation’s iconic symbol of freedom.
FUN FACT: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
Audrey Hepburn. She was graceful and elegant, but embraced her quirky side.