A Future in the Nonprofit Sector
Rebecca Waterhouse '17
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Rebecca (Becky) Waterhouse defines "home" as a state of being, a place of comfort that promotes growth. For Becky, MCLA has become a place she considers "home." Becky feels that MCLA provides the resources she needs to further her self-discovery and now, in her third year, she identifies the College as “a welcoming and supportive place where I feel I belong."
Becky understands the advantages MCLA offers its students. She believes “a liberal arts education doesn't put your major into a box but rather breaks down the walls of standardized education and provides outlets to mold your program into exactly what you want." Becky appreciates the size of the school because it constitutes the campus’s close-knit community. She also acknowledges the benefits that stem from the strong and successful relationships she has established with her professors. In this respect, Rebecca values connection, especially the connections the College has with other organizations that provide great opportunities for students.
Some of these opportunities have helped provide Rebecca with experience and lessons on leadership. As a co-captain on the College’s tennis team, she emphasizes the importance of teamwork. Likewise, Rebecca’s involvement with the school’s radio station has greatly improved her public speaking skills and relationship with the outside community. Rebecca dreams to direct a non-profit organization with fundraising as the vital component.