My name is Shelby Baglien. I am from Spokane Washington. I came to Boise for school and have been here for 2 years. I study at Boise State University. I am a senior majoring in General Business. I will graduate in December. After graduation I hope to continue working with nonprofits. I have realized it is a section of the business world I am passionate about. I can use the knowledge I have learned in my classes to help the greater good. I heard someone say “Do well so you can do good.” This has been my motto as I finish my school career.
I was inspired to work with Create Common Good because of their exciting goals and the sense of community they strive for. I really believe in what they are doing. Rather than just telling refugees and others in need how to do something, we show and teach them to do it themselves. They will become a thriving part of the community. Being part of changing lives is a thrilling opportunity.
My favorite type of food is Mexican. I do not think I could ever get tired of it. My mother and sister always make great tacos, fajitas, and enchiladas. Their recipes are so perfect I do not even try to replicate them. Whenever I go home for a visit I request these meals. It is something special I can only get when I go home.
An interesting fact about me is I play two instruments, the clarinet and alto saxophone. I grew up going to band class, private lessons, and playing in jazz band. I played my clarinet in multiple local competitions and was given many solos in my jazz band. I no longer compete but I still love to play.
So far as an intern I have spent a lot of time in the office seeing what goes on behind the scenes of a nonprofit. I have gotten to know the office manager, Angie, very well in the last few weeks. I have visited the CCG kitchen once and attended the last culinary graduation. The graduation was such a joyful experience. Soon I will visit the farm and experience that branch of the CCG community. I am excited for the upcoming learning experiences I will have this Summer with Create Common Good.