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Lindsay Moreau, Marist '09
Majored in Business Administration with an Advertising Minor
What has your career path been to this point?
I've spent my entire career within the nonprofit space. I started out in fundraising, supporting community based organizations, educational institutions, and cancer research organizations. After several years focused on corporate fundraising, I recently shifted into a corporate engagement role at an organization dedicated to creating an economy that works for all Americans. I encourage corporations to move beyond shareholder primacy, and also include workers, communities and the environment in their corporate strategies.
Can you share an experience/memory from your time at HRVI that stands out as meaningful?
At the close of my internship, I was fortunate enough to be asked to stay on and support HRVI in preparing for New York State's Quadricentennial celebration (2009). I was able to support in the publication of America's First River, and promote the special Quadricentennial edition of The Hudson River Valley Review. I also helped the team prepare for several academic and celebratory events throughout the Hudson Valley. One of my favorites was the kick off celebration at the historic Cornell Boathouse on the Marist College waterfront, which had just been renovated that year. It was a first lesson in event planning and marketing, which was helpful when I shifted into a fundraising role a few years later.
How has your experience at HRVI helped you advance your education and/or professional pursuits since graduating from Marist?
As a Hudson Valley native, my time at HRVI strengthened my love for this area and appreciation for our natural ecosystem. I chose to pursue an MBA in Sustainability and leaned on my friends at HRVI during my application process. I'll be graduating this upcoming May!
As HRVI celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, do you have any advice for future HRVI interns based on your time at HRVI and your experience in your professional field?
There's a lot to explore and learn at HRVI! I expected to focus only on history, research and writing, and ended up working with the team on sales, marketing, advertising and event planning, too. Enjoy the office conversations and debates