Member Spotlight: CeAira Simmons

This week we're featuring CeAira Simmons, the Director of College Success at College Bound Saint Louis.

What is your favorite place in St. Louis and why? I enjoy the Central West End-good food and good vibes.

How did you get involved in YNPN St. Louis? I was looking for a space to connect with other professionals in the non-profit space and lucked up in finding the Saint Louis chapter of YNPN.

Why have you focused your career in the nonprofit sector? Two things I truly enjoy are making an impact and human connection. The nonprofit sector allows me to have both those things.

What advice would you give to young professionals considering a nonprofit job? Nonprofit work can be challenging for many reasons find something that you are passionate about and that will fire you up to go to work every day!

What do you hope to accomplish that you haven't yet? I’m not exactly sure. I like challenges and work to challenge find new challenges for myself.

What has been your favorite YNPN St. Louis event and why? I really enjoyed being a part of the mentorship program. Participating in the mentorship program was the best thing I have done for my nonprofit career to date. I also really enjoy the headshot happy hours!