By Emily Gross, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach
Today’s Front Line Hero is Haley Leis, Lutheran Services in America’s very own intern!
Haley has worked entirely remote during the COVID-19 pandemic and is providing stellar support to our team. In the past few months, Haley has helped our member engagement team develop programs to address urgent topics affecting health and human services across the country. With her effort, we continue to provide a robust offering of webinars and virtual meetings benefiting our network of 300 member organizations, such as our CEO Summit. We have also been able to grow our Strength & Service series, an interactive gathering that brings together our members and external stakeholders to collaborate on ways to tackle specific issue areas affecting all of us in today’s climate. Haley has also assisted our public policy and advocacy team with their communications, thoroughly researching and clarifying outcomes of policy platforms affecting front-line workers and the nonprofit sector as a whole.
Outside her internship, Haley is in her senior year of undergraduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, where she is pursuing her B.A. in Political Science. Like many other college students, she has had to make the switch to online classes due to COVID-19. In spite of this, Haley remains connected with the VCU community and leads several student organizations on campus. Haley plans to continue her studies after graduation and pursue a master’s in public policy.
All of us at Lutheran Services in America are so excited to have Haley on board and know that our work is stronger because of her!