There’s a compelling story to be told of everyone who makes a valuable contribution to society. When these stories are heard, they create a ripple effect, impacting positive change and inspiring others to also share their stories with the world. This is what inspires the Intern Spotlight Series, where we seek to share the stories of our interns. Their valuable contributions at B4BC have taken us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.
In this article, we share the story of Bianca Mitranca, an Event Planning Intern at B4BC who was born in Romania but has lived in the US with her parents since she was 9 months old. Her Romanian origin has had a huge influence on her desire to give back to society and serve a greater cause. She especially wants to work with children, having seen the differences in the lives of children in Romania compared to her childhood living in the US.
Bianca joined B4BC this past February after stumbling upon the Event Planning Intern opportunity on LinkedIn. Though the job posting did not fall within her scope of interest in terms of non-profit children’s organizations, she decided to apply for the role at B4BC anyway because she resonated with our mission to raise money for breast cancer research.
“I saw what the organization was doing through their website, raising funds for breast cancer research, and joined because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself,” she explained.
Since joining B4BC, Bianca has made valuable contributions that directly impact our work as a nonprofit. Her work entails planning and organizing our annual charity events to ensure that they run smoothly. She is also in charge of creating and sending out our e-blasts, which are used to target establishments that may be interested in registering for our events. Creating these e-blasts can be challenging, yet Bianca manages to design a different email layout each month to keep things fresh. She also does a lot of research and polling reports to identify potential corporate sponsors and partnerships.
Bianca pulls off this work brilliantly and has excellent communication, time-management, and creativity skills. In addition to working at B4BC, she has a full-time job as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit organization devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. In this position, she supports the Executive Office by maintaining calendars, coordinating meetings/events, and processing reports. She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peace, Ethics, and Human Rights at American University, where she is actively involved on-campus. She is committed to making a difference in the world and is inspired by the work of Carol Sneider, our founder and president.
“You can make a greater impact when you have other people on board participating, donating, and spreading the news,” she says.
A glance at this article can already tell you just how smart, hardworking, and talented Bianca is. After completing her Master’s degree in May, she hopes to keep working in the nonprofit sector—either within the US or internationally.
While working and studying take up the majority of her time, Bianca still makes time to rest and do other things that she loves. In her free time, she enjoys catching up with her family over Facetime, who live out of state. She also loves watching Netflix, hanging out with her friends, and going sightseeing in Washington D.C. where she currently lives.
We´re really excited to see what the future has in store for Bianca, but one thing we know for sure is how she excited she is about our upcoming charity events. She is most looking forward to indulging in the tiramisu from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse.
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Written by Chelsea Oryango