Girls Empowerment Network Staff
Bachelor of Social Work from University of Texas at Austin
Pursuing Master of Science in Social Work from University of Houston
Experience: Throughout her higher education path, Eveling had to work multiple jobs to pay her way through school. She is a first generation college student and a Dreamer–a recipient of a work permit through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She got the amazing opportunity to work with various nonprofits in Austin doing incredible work. She ran groups for the Boys and Girls Club at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy, was a summer camp counselor at the YMCA, and interned both at AVANCE-Austin and Workers Defense Project. Additionally, for most of her undergraduate career, she worked with at-risk youth at a small nonprofit in Dove Springs called River City Youth Foundation. There, she led various after school clubs and summer camps for kids ages 5 to 17 focusing on leadership, coding, STEM, careers, and positive development.
What I love about GEN: I think what excites me the most about GEN is having the privilege of meeting so many girls and teaching them the skills to thrive so that we can create everlasting change. I am an optimistic person through and through and though some of the closest people I know tell me changing the world is too ambitious, I believe in generating a better world and future for generations to come. This is where it starts, with organizations like GEN that truly believe and breathe social justice and equality for women. It starts with one interaction, one module, one girl, one success story. Systemic change is attainable and I am incredibly honored to contribute to this alongside some of the most amazing individuals I have met so far. I am ready to create a world where no one is denied the opportunity to go after their dreams and work toward self-actualization based on their gender.