Denison University student, Fitale Wari, has been selected as Communications Intern for the Granville Community Foundation.
Wari will be responsible for reporting on local programs, projects, and events made possible by grants from the Granville Community Foundation. Her work will appear on the Foundation’s website and other materials designed to connect community members with the work of area nonprofits. In addition to working with the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors, Wari will also be working with the Foundation’s High School Photography Intern, Emma Mortellaro
Wari, a senior at Denison University, is majoring in Communication and English Literature with a concentration in Narrative Nonfiction Writing. In 2016 she received the Nan Nowik Memorial Award for campus organizing. She's a 2017 graduate of the Leadershape Institute and was inducted into and appointed president of Lambda Pi Eta in 2017. Wari is the Vice President of Public Relations for Delta Delta Delta, the Public Relations intern for Between Coasts, an online magazine, and a confidential SHARE Advocate, Sexual Harassment and Rape Education resource, on campus. Her writing has appeared in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Celebrity Café and Ayyaantuu News. She is from Buffalo, New York.
Wari has hopes to travel post graduation. (“I am Ethiopian and Jamaican, and spent the last month of my summer in Kingston, Jamaica...In 2017, I traveled to Havana, Cuba, which sparked my desire to travel. Some places I want to go are Thailand, Ethiopia, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Chile.”). Granville Community Foundation Vice President, Anne Weinberg, believes that, until then, Wari will enjoy getting to know Granville well: “Exploring the diverse and innovative projects that we fund is a great way to gain an understanding of how great this community really is.”
Wari’s internship is made possible by the Radius Internship Program at Denison University. Radius seeks to put Denison students to work solving problems and creating solutions for nonprofits and businesses in central Ohio. The Radius Internship program is funded by the Great Lakes Career Ready Grant.