Spotlight on a Student: Maddie Christensen


  • Name: Maddie Christensen
  • Position: Executive Director
  • Year In School: Senior
  • Major: Leisure, Youth, & Human Services Major with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management
  • What Does Your Position Do: “I assist and guide members of the leadership team with whatever they need help with. I get to lead our meetings, which is my favorite part. Also, I get to be the spokesperson outside of class to promote our members to those who might not know what we do.”
  • Why Did You Get Involved with NLA: “After changing my major, I decided I wanted to work in nonprofits. Through talking to my advisor, I decided NLA would help me grow as a young professional in this sector. This organization really prepares your for a career working with nonprofit organizations!”
  • Future Career Goals: “My goal after graduation is to do homeless ministry or to do work with food insecure populations by trying to close the meal gap. I also have a passion for doing youth programming and implementation, so I would be happy to work in a program for at-risk youth. Basically, I have a lot of wonderful options, which is what makes this a difficult decision for me!”
  • Fun Fact: “In Junior High, I played bass in a band for a performance, and then my brother kicked me out. We played Walk This Way by Run-DMC, and it was the best day of my life.”
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