Alix Pora is a volunteer on PAMP’s Membership Committee. Her job involves helping recruit and welcome new members, and developing strategies for growing PAMP. Alix says, “I help the committee with its mission by promoting PAMP in the community, provide input regarding recruitment and membership retention and research potential resources for PAMP.”
Tasks tend to vary, but Alix does her best to attend as many PAMP events as possible to engage with new and current members and get feedback regarding what they hope to get out of PAMP. She also distributes PAMP flyers and material around the community and researches ways PAMP can grow.
Alix most recently helped the committee in developing strategies for welcoming new members. She will also be starting a subgroup or two to help promote relationships and networking opportunities within the PAMP community.
“I really enjoy working with the other PAMP volunteers and directors who have been extremely receptive to hearing ideas and exploring new avenues of growth,” says Alix. “Since I joined the committee, I have met many great people who are enthusiastic and motivated.”
Alix joined PAMP earlier this year after moving to Los Altos from the North Bay. She and her husband have a three-year-old boy and are expecting another boy very soon. She says, “I was actually a third generation circus performer in my family’s unicycle, but I escaped to a more academic life. I moved out to the Bay Area eight years ago to get my graduate degree in translation and interpreting. My husband has been gradually converting me into a pseudo-techie.”
1. What is the last non-kid movie you saw? I have probably watched it 100 times but I love the French film “Amelie”.
2. Are you a Bay Area native or transplant? A transplant from the other coast.
3. What’s at the top of your to-do list? Ha! Considering I am in the middle of moving across town and it looks like the baby isn’t going to wait until his due date, I guess my goal is to just get through the next couple of weeks with sanity.
4. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? I haven’t watched it in ages, but Snuffaluffagus was my favorite as a kid.
5. Why are you a PAMP volunteer? Due to the fact that I have moved around a lot it has become increasingly difficult to meet people and build relationships, especially after having kids. But by volunteering for PAMP I get to be a part of a dynamic community and meet some great people from a wide range of backgrounds. I think PAMP has enormous potential for building a strong community to support parents and I am excited about being a part of it.
Each month we train the spotlight on someone who works behind the scenes for PAMP. Interested in joining the ranks? Browse our open volunteer positions and apply today!