You know the women we serve, get to know the women who serve them.Read More
Maya McKenzie is one of two Web Content and Blogging interns for the Beaded Treasures Project. Within this position, she collaborates with fellow interns to create and brainstorm meaningful and purposeful content in the name of BTP. A current senior at the University of Louisville, Maya majors in Communications with a focus in Journalism and minors in Social Change.
It is with intentions for advocacy through journalism in her future that Maya found Beaded Treasures Project. BTP's efforts towards entrepreneurial education as a means of uplifting and equalizing align with her own personal beliefs of equity. Using her voice to advocate and push the agenda of social change is what drives her, and BTP is the vessel through which she sees serious, and impactful change from the Louisville area and globally. In her time here, she hopes to continue to learn about refugee women and gain tools to better advocate for their needs. Maya believes storytelling is the stepping-stone in breaking barriers, and seeks to share the stories of those affected by BTP in any facet. She sees the importance of coalition and aims to inspire and encourage those of the Louisville community to hear the stories of these women, and continue to contribute to the empathetic community Beaded Treasures Project inspires.
In her free time, Maya enjoys reading, concert-going, and exploring any and every restaurant in Louisville. She is involved in many organizations that echo BTP's theme of female empowerment, and is so excited to share in this effort and learn more about the strength of the women surrounding her, and herself.
Roufia Saleh is the Web Content and Blogging intern with Beaded Treasures Project where she maintains BPT’s online presence and socially conscious narrative. Roufia is a senior at the University of Louisville where she majors in philosophy and minors in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.
Roufia believes that the economic, social, and political success of women is essential for a healthy and progressive society. She believes that through advocating and developing the narratives of refugee women, she can help BTP in achieving its mission to provide them with the necessary tools for success. Roufia hopes to bring awareness to the immense challenges that refugee women face through sharing their underrepresented ideas, perspectives, and experiences. In doing so, she wishes to continue gaining support for BTP from socially conscious and humanitarian communities.
Roufia is an avid reader and podcast enthusiast. She believes that storytelling can bring about significant social transformations and connections. Roufia aspires to represent the voices of those who often go unheard through sharing their stories. She is incredibly excited to join BTP and begin developing this passion.
Born and raised here in Louisville, Annie graduated from Sacred Heart and is currently a senior at the University of Louisville. She is a marketing major with a minor in communications and has just returned home from studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Annie is no stranger to working with a non-profit organization. In the past she has volunteered with Catholic Charities and when she found Beaded Treasures Project she thought it would be a great way to continue making a positive difference in her community. She believes that working with an organization that supports and empowers refugee women will be amazing.
She is excited to be getting experience with marketing during her internship. Other than volunteering Annie likes to take walks, go to the movies, and making jewelry. Sounds like Annie is a perfect fit for us here at Beaded Treasures Project and we look forward to working with her.
Thanks again to the amazing women who volunteered to host a home party with Beaded Treasures Project.Read More
We are so excited to be participating in an all-day virtual fundraiser completely centered on the good of humanity and the spirit of giving to those in need.Read More
Alexis Nalley is about to embark on her fourth year at The University of Indiana Southeast where she studies English Literature.Read More
She sees the future of BTP and believes we have the potential to become bigger and more helpful than any expectations could foresee!Read More
a former graduate of Sacred Heart Academy Leila enjoys hiking and spending her free time with family. Her older sister introduced her to us at Beaded Treasures Project as she was a former team member.Read More
Beth says she is excited to work for Beaded Treasures because it is a local company that she not only wants to see grow, but that she is glad to have been given the opportunity to help it grow!Read More