Brittany MatthewsEvents Manager
JA Anniversary: JA of AZ, August, 2014; JA of San Diego, May, 2016
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University, 2008
Previous Experience: After graduating from ASU, my journey brought me to San Diego where I started my career in Event Management and Marketing. My past eight years of experience have encompassed managing various types of events, from wedding parties, to air shows, to golf tournaments, and even parties for pets! I am no stranger to Junior Achievement, and began my JA journey in 2014, serving as the Special Events Manager for the Central Arizona Chapter. However, my heart has always stayed in California and I am thrilled to be back home and back with JA!
Why is Junior Achievement important to the San Diego community? I truly believe that the life-lessons provided by Junior Achievement are essential for tomorrow’s leaders. With educators and students challenged with ever-changing curriculum, it is more important than ever to provide real-world life lessons to our students. Junior Achievement prepares the next generation by teaching them how to get a job, start a business and manage their money.
What inspires you to work with Junior Achievement? Seeing first-hand, the benefits of the JA programs, provides daily inspiration for my own personal work and that of our organization as a whole. Listening to students talk about finance and economics as enthusiastically as they would talk about their favorite game or toy, provides me hope for an incredibly bright future.