Member Highlight: Amanda Mooney
Updated: Sep 18, 2020
Meet Amanda Mooney, a rising sophomore majoring in Business Economics and Minoring in Public Affairs! During this past project cycle, she worked with Chefs to End Hunger, a non-profit which seeks to eliminate food waste and the hunger crisis, to develop their marketing and fundraising strategy. Outside of Net Impact, she is also a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Startup UCLA. Since one of her main passions lie in ending the global water crisis, Amanda is interning with the Thirst Project this summer. Furthermore, she is also an intern at Napa Valley COAD, a nonprofit that works to mainstream organizational efforts in the community during disasters.
Why did you join Net Impact?
I joined Net Impact because it combines two of the things I’m passionate about: business and creating change. I want to go into the social enterprise field, so Net Impact provides me with valuable experience and knowledge.
What are you most passionate about?
Creating change! Specifically, ending the global water crisis and providing people with basic human rights.
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from Net Impact?
I’ve learned how to put on ‘business glasses’ and approach problems from an analytical point of view, based on the basics of business. I’ve also learned how impactful organizations can be when they are running efficiently.
What is your favorite memory from Net Impact?
My project group last year was the best, and our late-night meetings where we grinded our deliverable were weirdly very fun!!
What are your hobbies?
Dance, traveling, hanging out with my dog, and spending time in nature!