Staff Emily McDonald She/her English Emily has always wanted to be a part of a powerful cause that strives to make a positive impact on the world. Working alongside like-minded individuals, for an organization whose values resonate close to home, is the ultimate sweet spot. She works on the marketing team as the Marketing and Communications Lead for the Development department. It's her responsibility to raise awareness about the wonderful fundraising initiatives at Jack.org and help them to create an even bigger impact. Emily’s mental health motto is "it's ok to not be ok." She tells herself every morning that you don't have to be at 100% every single day. It's okay to have days where you don't feel like yourself - take the time your mind, body and soul need to recharge. In her spare time, she volunteers for a local dog rescue that brings in shelter dogs from all around the world (Egypt, Turkey, Mexico etc.). She is a foster 'pawrent', and takes in one of the new dogs and loves them, trains them, and cares for them until they are adopted!