Welcome Juliet – Our New Head of Fundraising & Communications

Posted on: January 22nd, 2022

Hello and happy new year!

We have a lot of exciting plans this year and to start things off we have a new member of staff. Juliet has started working part-time for Orchard. Juliet will be managing Orchard’s fundraising and communications. 

In this week’s blog, we learn more about Juliet and the work she will be doing for Orchard. 

Hello Juliet! How are you feeling starting work at Orchard? 

Hi! I am really excited to start working at Orchard. I have been volunteering for Orchard over the past few years, through managing their social media and running the Orchard e-news but I am excited to put my all into expanding Orchard’s social media presence and fundraise for Orchard.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am 24 years old and recently ended my role at the AKU Society as their Head of Fundraising. I have been living in Cambridge, U.K, but will be flying to Los Angelos soon to work remotely there. I also have plans to live in Chicago over the summer. 

I have always been passionate about increasing awareness around OCD and for there to be more research into OCD and mental health. I suffered from ‘Pure O’ when I was younger and still deal with the effects of OCD to this day. I want a world where everyone can be treated for OCD. 

What are you working on to start things off?

I am expanding Orchard’s social media (including starting our new LinkedIn page) and starting research into new funding opportunities. We are planning a campaign to promote our new call for proposals for a new OCD research project. Keep an eye on our socials to learn more and read about our 2020 call for proposals here. 

I also want to plan a social media campaign to show the work Orchard has been doing to start new OCD research. 

We have a lot more plans in place over the incoming months and can’t wait to get started and share with everyone the work we have planned!

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love going for runs and working out in my spare time. I also run a weekly Dungeons and Dragons game with my friends and enjoy watching new films and tv shows. 

Welcome Juliet!

Got any fundraising or communication ideas? Please email Juliet at juliet@orchardocd.org to start a conversation. 

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