Crew Love [Intern Edition]: Martha Thompson

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Cleveland, OH
Your college and major
Xavier University Double Major in Sociology and Communication with a minor in Gender and Diversity

With all of the possibilities around Cincinnati for doing your internship, what drew you to working with the team at MORTAR?
I told someone about how I wanted to be in an environment that will allow me to grow not only in the workforce, but as a person. After, hearing about the amazing things MORTAR was doing in the community and people lives I knew this was the choice for me.

What are you looking forward to most about your internship?
Building skills, learning how nonprofit business work, and building relationships in the process.

How are you most looking forward to contributing to the entrepreneurs that we work with?
Making sure they stay on schedule and organized. Also, informing them with new opportunities that this program has to offer.
When you aren’t in class or at MORTAR, what’s one of your favorite things to do?
Write poetry

Share your thoughts on the idea of “building community through entrepreneurship.”
When I think of entrepreneurs I think of leadership. Certain words come to my head when I think of a leader such as, bold, brave, pro-active, role-model, though-provoking, and inspiring. Entrepreneurs are people the community needs to help make a positive change. To light the match that makes people speak up, but also go out and make a difference. They bring people together to get different results that have existed in the past. Leaders do not do good for only themselves, but they help people around them, and gives them an opportunity to build the community many people dream of, but have yet to exist. Hence, entrepreneurs are very important part in building a community.
Final thoughts?
I am blessed to be able to work with an amazing group of people, and this business is another great step in helping change the world for the better.


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