Mikayla Patel

Development and Fundraising Intern

Pronouns: 
she/her

Mikayla is serving as EqualityMaine’s Development and Fundraising Intern this summer, working on sponsorship prospecting and outreach as well as event planning and publicity. Originally from Maine, she is currently a senior at Smith College majoring in Sociology and minoring in English. Mikayla is also working as Social Media Manager for Plastic Free QAC, a Maryland-based environmental group, and as Editor in Chief of The Sophian, Smith College’s student newspaper.

LGBTQ+ advocacy, assisting with Pride and other events by LGBTQ+ organizations in Maine, and her participation in the New Leaders Project as a high school student have all been valuable to her experience growing up in Maine, which is why she’s so excited to be a part of EqualityMaine’s staff and assist them in the great work that they do.  

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Names aren’t the only way we refer to people. We share our gender pronouns and encourage you to do the same. Gender pronouns are the way you like to be referred to: she, her, hers; they, them, theirs; he, him, his; or something else. We share these because we do not want to assume another person’s gender. 

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