The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

October 16, 2018

Fab Five: Brittany Honeyman

Each newsletter, we will be featuring one or two of NYCON's staff so that you can put a face to a name and get to know a little bit more about your friends at NYCON by asking them FIVE, FABULOUS questions.  In this newsletter we are featuring, the newest NYCON Staff Member, Brittany Honeyman, Legal Services Coordinator.

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Hi Brittany, welcome to NYCON!  Tell us about your title about your position at NYCON:

Hello! I started at in October of 2018 as the Legal Services Coordinator for NYCON, I provide legal support to the attorneys and members of NYCON. I help with member correspondence, tracking projects, and drafting documents on behalf of the attorneys of NYCON.

 

Tell us about your experience that brought you to NYCON:

My introduction to nonprofits came when I began working for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County where I developed a passion for giving back to my community. This coupled with a longstanding fascination with the laws that govern our society let me to study Political Science in college with dreams of helping people in whatever way I could. After more than a year of working for the New York State legislature I decided it was time for me to go back to my roots and follow my passion for nonprofit work. I consider myself very lucky to have found a place at NYCON.

 

What 3 things do you have to have on your desk?

My water bottle, chapstick, and a good pen.

 

What are a few of your hobbies and things you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love to bake, the Great British Baking Show has inspired me to expand my skills outside of just desserts, hopefully bread is on the horizon! I also love reading, I tend to read quite a bit of fantasy and fiction, but in recent years have branched out into true crime and more non-fiction of all kinds. It has been fun varying my reading habits and learning new things from those books. I disc golf often, which is fairly equivalent to hiking, but I am always on board for something that gets me outdoors.

 

And the one question everyone gets asked, what is your favorite TV Show or Movie?

It is always such a struggle to pick just one. Some of my favorite TV shows are Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and Chuck. And just a few of my favorite movies are Gangs of New York, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and High Fidelity, but that is just a drop in the bucket as an avid movie lover.


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