Originally Posted on March 14th, 2011
Juliana Kerrest, our stellar AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator completed her year of service, and in the entrepreneurial spirit of EWI launched her own business. We are very proud of all she’s accomplished since joining EWI in September 2009, and are looking forward to supporting her new endeavors.
In a relatively short period of time, Juliana contributed a wealth of talent and strategic thinking to help EWI grow its programs and develop new streams of revenue by creating an online store, managing a micro-enterprise program, and promoting and managing a series of artists markets and events.
Not only has she empowered and assisted EWI student entrepreneurs and graduates in building their businesses, but she herself launched her own online store to sell her beautiful photography, decorated stitch art, and embroidered jewelry. Last week, Juliana attended her first artists’ market, Art Carnage at The Soundry, Vienna, VA, not as an EWI staff member, but as an entrepreneur, marketing her own art and telling her own story. We will be missing Juliana dearly, but we know she will transform lives wherever she goes.
Read Juliana’s full success story written by Paula Margus.