Nothing breaks the Girls Write Now bond. Once pairs forge a relationship at Girls Write Now, they stay connected well into the future, to college and beyond. This week, we’re delighted to share an update on mentor-alumna Heather Smith and mentee-alumna Isoris Nivar.
They were paired together in 2007 during Heather’s first year as a volunteer and Isoris’ final year in high school. Building off of an unforgettable year together, Isoris went on to college, employing the skills and confidence promoted by Girls Write Now, and is now looking to give back to the world herself. Heather stayed heavily involved with Girls Write Now, and we are grateful for her dedication to the community. Both forces of nature, read more about what they’ve accomplished since they joined Girls Write Now.
Heather has been an active member of the Girls Write Now community since 2007. Isoris was her mentee in her first year. The pair quickly bonded over their shared passion for music, meeting weekly in the recording studio Heather was managing. They have stayed in touch regularly since Isoris started university, and Heather has been thrilled to watch Isoris excel in all aspects of her life.
Heather has been Drumhead Magazine’s Executive Editor for the last eight years, and recently transitioned to be Marketing Manager for Kaman Music Corp, a division of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. Although she has relocated to Lyndhurst, NJ, she will continue her association with Girls Write Now as Mentor Community Chair. You can reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Since completing Girls Write Now, I moved to Philadelphia and began attending college. I just graduated from Temple University with a B.A in Psychology. During my junior year of college I landed a job at the Schizophrenia Research Center located in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. My experiences with the patients, some of whom were not that much older than me, stirred up a passion to work with the schizophrenic population. I quickly realized how misunderstood and underserved they were.