January 2020 Chapter Leader of the Month: Jennifer PinedaUniversity of Maryland
Jennifer Pineda is in her last year of the undergraduate program, pursuing a degree in architecture at University of Maryland. When she first joined AIAS, Dallas Chavez University of Maryland AIAS Past President, really pushed her to go to all the events and even attend a trip to Monticello VA, He inspired her to continue inspiring other students in the name of AIAS.
Jennifer’s chapter has taken a trip to Philly Quad and Fallingwater while she has been Chapter President. She is also planning a trip to Glenstone and NYC. Jennifer along with her team have planned and held professional events such as portfolio/resume reviews as well as mentor dinners which have been successful in achieving the chapter’s mission! As far as fundraising, the chapter has also held fun events like a Welcome Back BBQ, smores night, and pumpkin carving competition. As a result, the chapter has both grown their community as well as created special bonding moments for their memebrs.
Noor Ul Ain Northeast Quad Director says Jennifer is a compassionate leader that has been dedicated to spreading the spirit of AIAS at her chapter. “She has had great fundraising ideas that are creative and have helped increase membership value, such as utilizing her school’s fabrication facilities to create cool AIAS magnets and large-scale AIAS boards. At the start of the year she and the board went around “stickering” – increasing the exposure of AIAS at her school by creating and spreading AIAS stickers and board information. A quality of a great leader is also knowing how to delegate, and she has formed a team that works together to create valuable programming. I am excited to see more innovative ideas and to see the chapter thrive under her leadership,” says Noor.
Jennifer says that this journey has made her grow so much and that she has gained new found confidence that she didn’t know she had. “My goal for the students is that they feel as inspired as I did and grow through AIAS,” Jennifer says.
When pink comes to mind I think of energetic and passionate qualities of red meeting a calm, white, to form a kind, gentle pink. I believe I have embody these characteristics quite well.
This ‘Chapter Leader of the Month’ feature is sponsored by the Benjamin Moore.