Alina George began working with RTCA in November 2016 as the association’s Mission Support Coordinator. In this position, she assists with critical day-to-day functions at RTCA, including organizing and preparing materials for a variety of meetings, whether among committee members, staff, or both. In this work, her drive and sense of enthusiasm serve her well, as noted by RTCA President Margaret Jenny.
“Within weeks of joining our team, Alina was making valuable contributions to support our volunteers,” Margaret said. “Though serious about fulfilling her responsibilities, Alina finds ways to have fun at work, and contribute to the teamwork of the RTCA staff.”
The upbeat approach Alina embodies was fine-tuned during her time as a representative for a fundraising company that served clients like the Kennedy Center, and as a member of the customer service team for an electronics retailer that was expanding into its first brick-and-mortar store. She further expanded her repertoire assisting with the development of both written and video web content for a non-profit association. “These unique work experiences,” Alina says, “let me learn a variety of skills that I can apply to my position at RTCA.”
She has already put her stamp on RTCA, and put her diverse skill set to use, with her work on the revamped RTCA website. When asked what she felt her greatest accomplishment at RTCA has been so far, Alina mentions this first and foremost. “I worked closely with the RTCA Staff and our vendors to put together a dynamic website! I am excited for the switch,” she says, which will be launched this Spring.
Apart from bringing new insight and energy to the RTCA team, Alina is also using the opportunity to continue developing herself professionally. “I am learning so much that I didn’t previously know about aviation—both the science and the industry,” she says. “Brandi Teel, my direct supervisor, has been incredibly supportive of me, and a wonderful mentor. I am constantly impressed with the dedication of all my colleagues.”