Rebecca Holloway is a Masters of Health Administration Candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Volunteer Specialist at VCU Health. She serves as the Vice-Chair of Membership for the United Way Young Leader Society. For this member spotlight, Rebecca takes your questions and shares why she chooses to LIVE UNITED with the United Way Young Leaders Society.
Question: What made you want to become involved with United Way? How long have you been a member of United Way Young Leaders Society? I believe that a person’s foundation of health begins in their home, school, and community, and when I discovered United Way’s focus areas of improving education, income, and health, I knew this was an organization whose mission I could whole-heartedly support. I’ve been a member of United Way Young Leader Society since June of 2016, and I look forward to continuing to serve with this dedicated team.
Fill in the blank: “If you really knew me, you’d know ____.” I am a huge fan of NPR, and if you get in my car that’s almost always what will be playing.
When are you the happiest? I’m happiest when I’m hiking. Humpback Rock and the North Bank Trail are two of my favorite trails, and I’m always looking for recommendations for new spots to try.
What qualities, talents, or skills do you look forward to contributing to the Young Leaders Society? I look forward to contributing my passion for service, recruitment skills, and volunteer coordination experience to continue building a stronger YLS.
What is your favorite locally-owned establishment in our region and why? It’s so hard to choose! But the best sandwich I ever had was at Black Sheep.
If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1? Free education for everyone! Access to education means empowerment, and in developing nations around the world many are denied this fundamental right.