Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Mikayla Sweet, Grants Manager at the DC Bar Foundation.
Years on the Job
Where did you grow up?
Lake Wylie, SC
What brought you to DC?
I knew I wanted to work in the nonprofit sector, and DC is the best location for that. I moved right after I finished my undergraduate degree.
What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?
I was a fundraiser for an international child sponsorship organization. I learned a lot more about developing nations and how the work of a few can positively impact the lives of many.
Not wearing the outfit I laid out the night before.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Mi Cuba Café
Favorite vacation spot
A cabin in some secluded mountains
One item from your bucket list
Open a Cookout franchise in Adams Morgan, DC
Cooking, reading, gardening
Your news source(s)
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave your house without is…
If I weren’t working the DC Bar Foundation, I would be…
Hopefully rich and traveling the world.