We are so excited to have brought on 5 new interns at BFR HQ! Our interns come from all walks of life with various gifts and skill sets. In the office, they will be tackling sales, marketing, social media, creative art projects, graphic design, event planning and blog writing!
We took on these 5 women seeing in them the want to change lives. Each of them sat in front of us, in their interview, with an enthusiastic desire to be a part of something that was different, life changing, challenging and Christ-centered.
We are thankful to have such driven women on our team and we are looking forward to seeing them make a difference! #worldchangers
Meet the 5…
Laura Nelson, “Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything.” -Alexander Hamilton
Laura was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where she attends college at the University of Memphis. She is currently studying Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and hopes to work for an organization serving children in need. Laura has a passion for writing about people’s lives because she feels the need to share their unique stories. She loves drinking coffee, spending time in the great outdoors, working out, going to musicals and being with her sorority sisters. If Laura could travel to one place in the world she would go to Egypt and study Egyptian history.
What stands out to her about, Be Free Revolution, is the unique bond the crew shares. She’s inspired by the energy and ambition behind this organization that God uses to radically change people’s lives. The first word that comes to mind when she thinks of BFR is inspiration.
“In the time I have been working with BFR, I have seen them thrive off the inspiration the crew, here and abroad, and the profound direction that God gives to the crew. I am thrilled to be a part of such a driven team,” – Nelson.
Whitney Murray, “For we are God’s masterpiece, he has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10
Whitney was born and raised in the bluff city of Memphis, TN. She graduated from the University of Memphis receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Education. Whitney has a unique passion for all forms of beauty and people. She loves her Golden Retriever named, Woodford, who she sings to on a regular basis, doing artistic things and playing the piano. If Whitney could be any color of a crayon she would be white because when you add white to any other color it creates a tint which makes the color change lighter. Just as the color changes lighter, Whitney is driven to change people’s lives by making their burden lighter.
What stands out to Whitney about, Be Free Revolution, is the genuine approach to loving and serving others. Also, she believes that the ability to teach and invest in the people of Africa while simultaneously doing the same in America is inspiring.
“The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of, BFR, is a group of people serving and being served,”-Murray.
Scottie Key, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Scottie is a native Memphian, but is currently across the sea, studying fashion merchandising in Florence, Italy. Scottie has a passion for all things fashion and hopes to work for Claire Marie Fashion Magazine. It’s not about just the clothes, she says, it’s about the history, art, and people as well. Other than fashion, she loves to spoil her two Great Danes, and volunteer at the Great Dane Rescue in Memphis. If Scottie could travel to any place in the world, she would visit the city of Pompeii that inspires her with its rich history and previous cultures. Scottie is very excited that in two weeks she will finally get to visit the city of her dreams.
The philosophy of, Be Free Revolution, is what draws Scottie to this organization. What stands out to her about this organization are the committed artists who are devoted to creating the products. The first thing that comes to her mind when she thinks of BFR is a free and happy spirit. She believes that, “be free” is a joyous statement, and that free is a physiological state and not a physical state.
“They are helping others help themselves, and for me that makes this company one that I want to stand behind,”- Key.
Grace Alfonoso, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things that you know, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr. Seuss
Gracie is from Southaven, Mississippi, and attends college at the University of Memphis. She is currently pursuing a degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Marketing. When Gracie graduates she wishes to work in a creative environment focusing on fashion and sales. Gracie is passionate about staying active, being creative and always has colors, textures, and fabrics on her mind. She has a yellow Labrador named, Duke, whom she loves to watch movies and read books with. If Grace could travel to anywhere in the world she would want to go to Europe. “I am intrigued by the history of war and art that Europe has to offer,” said Grace.
One of the many things that stood out to Grace about, Be Free Revolution, is how everyone involved in the organization cares and is dedicated to the mission. She can see the staff strive everyday to make the world a better place and create hope in Africa for many who only know hopelessness.
“Not only do they care about the many lives they are helping in Africa but also us as interns and employees,” said Grace.
Mallory Strawn, “It is in all of us to defy expectations to go into the world and to be brave and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is like to be free.”-The Minimalist
Mallory was born and raised in Memphis, TN and has two perfect dogs Macy and Fynn! Mallory attends the University of Memphis where she studies graphic design and works part time at Forest Hill Animal Hospital. Mallory’s favorite part of graphic design is page layout and typography. She loves to visually display things through words, and finding interesting ways to create a visual language. In Mallory’s spare time, she frequently attends local amphitheaters to enjoy live music and discover the next up and coming musician. She attends as many outdoor festivals as she possibly can, and is often driving for hours to see her favorite bands. Mallory also feels very passionate towards animals and is always researching what she can do to stop animal cruelty. If Mallory could travel anywhere in the world, she would visit Thailand. “It’s diverse terrain and culture make it number one on my list of places to visit,” she said. When she thinks of BFR, she sees a group of people traveling to all corners of the earth to make a positive change in the world. Mallory is so excited to have found like-minded individuals and can’t wait to grow as a person and as an employee at Be Free Revolution.
“The BFR staff refuses to conform to the traditional definition of success, and makes their own way. It is exactly what I hope for in my life,”- Strawn