Sophia Anvari with her cat, Mr. Tuxedo

Interns and volunteers are an essential part of the work we do at Bakes for Breast Cancer and are vital to our strength as an organization. At B4BC, we value the contributions of our interns/volunteers, so much so that we’ve created a series just for them! We are pleased to announce the launch of our Intern Spotlight Series, which will give you a behind-the-scenes look at our internship program. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing our summer interns to learn more about their backgrounds and interests. This week, we’re spotlighting Sophia Anvari, one of our Social Media Interns. 

Sophia was born and raised in Maryland. She is a rising senior at the University of Maryland studying economics. In 2020, she graduated from Howard Community College with an associate degree in general studies, where she still works at as an Alumni Ambassador. In this position, she communicates with prospective and admitted students as part of alumni outreach and conducts on-campus tours. Before joining the B4BC team in late May, Sophia was a Human Resource Intern at XIRCLS, a marketing agency, where she got an inside look into the recruiting process. 

Sophia works on the social media team alongside Sharlize, another intern at B4BC. Some of her duties include creating digital content for our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, organizing our content calendars and monitoring social media analytics. Sophia has enjoyed her internship experience at B4BC so far, particularly the weekly brainstorming sessions she has with Sharlize. 

As a huge foodie and baking fanatic, it was our dessert-oriented charity events that inspired Sophia to apply for our summer internship program. Her interview for the role only solidified her desire to work at B4BC because she was impressed by our supportive workplace culture. 

“The organization is a nonprofit for breast cancer; the baking part seemed like a really fun idea,” she explained. “From the interview, I got the sense that everyone who worked at the organization really cared about the mission. It just seemed like a place I’d like to work for.”

Sophia is looking for a job with a stable income and security. As someone who values workplace culture, she wants to work at a company whose values align with hers. Sophia wishes to secure a job in business consulting, where she hopes to put her interpersonal and time management skills to good use.

In her free time, Sophia loves spending time with her kitty, who follows her everywhere she goes. She loves watching reality TV shows, especially the UK version of Love Island and Real Housewives of New Jersey. In addition, she loves to go on walks, baking and cooking. Her favorite treat in our lineup of desserts for this summer’s charity events is tiramisu. 

Although Sophia has only worked at B4BC for a couple of months, she has already established herself as an indispensable part of the team. She is an absolute joy to work with, and we’re excited to see what the future has in store for her!

Please stay tuned for the next installment in our Intern Spotlight Series for more interesting facts about our interns.

 

And don’t forget to follow our LinkedIn page for future job postings. The application for our Fall 2022 Intern Program will go live this August!

At Bakes for Breast Cancer, our mission is to fund new research and treatment for breast cancer—one sweet treat at a time. 

Here are a few ways you can show your support for breast cancer research:

  • Participate: Calling all restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and the Cape & Islands to participate in one of our annual charity events. To get register or learn more, click here.
  • Eat: Buy a sweet treat from one of our participating establishments! To find a location near you, click here.
  • Volunteer: We need individuals passionate about breast cancer research in the following areas: fundraising, market research, event planning, public relations, content writing, or business development. If this is you, sign up to learn more!
  • Donate: All funds go to breast cancer doctors dedicated to finding a cure. Support and donate to our organization here.

Written by Wenxuan Li

 

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