I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Juliana, a summer intern, but more importantly, the newest member of the Harold Hunter Foundation team! As a Development Associate at HHF, my job is to communicate with our supporters. Thus, I’ll be taking over the HHF blog until the end of August to give you some insight on what’s new with HHF–from event recaps, staff spotlights, to opportunity alerts, and more!
But first, a little about me.
I grew up in Bayside, Queens next to the bustling neighborhood Flushing (you could say I’m best friends with the LIRR). The food was always delicious, and pedestrians ruled the streets! I particularly love Korean BBQ, and when I’m in NYC I like to visit the new local trending spots with some friends. Hobby-wise, I enjoy the arts and am very in-tune with nerd culture (that’s shorthand for I like to play video games). Currently, I’m a rising junior at The George Washington University studying Political Science with a minor in Korean.
I’ve had some experience working at nonprofits before, working in community outreach and communications roles. As a woman of color and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I found that helping groups with diverse cultures is something that I not only loved doing in school settings, but wanted to pursue in “the real world”. Being a member of a group is empowering, and it’s organizations like HHF or WOTM that really lift up its members, making them feel a part of something meaningful that’s bigger than themselves. And while I’m not a skater, many people who I’m close with, like my Dad, have been positively changed by skating, which is why I’m so excited to be working at HHF and getting to know this diverse community!
I look forward to growing along with you all this summer & to being your guide into the wonderful work we at HHF do! Enjoy your day and catch you next time where we’ll be recapping the awesome 16th annual Harold Hunter Weekend.
Harold Hunter Foundation
The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a grassroots, community-based organization that provides support, opportunity, and advocacy for skateboarders in NYC and beyond.