Hays, KS - Through generous support from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Fort Hays State University (FHSU), Jana’s Campaign secured a full-time intern for the 2019 summer semester. Brooklynn Bracelin, FHSU student from Wray, CO, was selected to fill this position through an application and interview process.
Brooklynn was first introduced to Jana’s Campaign during her time serving on the Colorado FCCLA State Executive Council in high school. Her team of officers invited Jana’s Campaign to present at their state conference, where she heard the story of Jana losing her life to violence perpetrated by an ex-boyfriend. She was immediately impacted and wanted to find a way to be involved with the organization. Years later, Brooklynn became a student at FHSU and accepted a student coordinator position for the Women’s Leadership Project (WLP). The WLP is an initiative designed to educate, inspire, and empower women to be leaders of tomorrow on the FHSU campus. Here, she had the privilege of working under the guidance of both, Dr. Curt Brungardt and Dr. Christie Brungardt, Jana’s parents.
“It means the world to me to have the opportunity to intern with Jana’s Campaign,” Bracelin stated. “I am excited to see the work they are doing firsthand and add to the impact Jana’s Campaign is making in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska to end gender and relationship violence.”
Brooklynn’s active leadership on campus and passion to end gender and relationship violence will add great value to Jana’s Campaign. Thank you to Fort Hays State University and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation for providing us with this opportunity.