Hima has always had an interest in engaging with the community. Her passions have included serving her alma mater, cultural dance and youth education. Over the years, Hima has contributed to the following organizations and causes:
Hima is a proud Hoosier and graduate of the Kelley School of Business! She currently serves her alma mater as a Kelley Alumni Leader. This role has included reviewing students’ elevator pitches and engaging in practice interviews. Hima has been an active networker, helping Kelley Alumni set a Guinness World Record!
Hima volunteered as Coordinator of exhibits & sponsors for several MTA and IFTA conferences. Hima then worked as a Subject Matter Expert for the CMT exam. She wrote questions for the exams and helped grade the Level III essay exams. Hima later served as a co-chair for the Minnesota MTA chapter.
Hima started as a volunteer on the IUAA NYC chapter team for New York Cares Day in 2003. By 2007, Hima became a co-leader of the Big Apple Big Ten team. She coordinated volunteers for one-day events to revitalize public schools and community parks.
Upon moving to Baltimore in 2012, Hima worked with museum leaders to set up a new auxiliary board. Hima co-led the Explorers Council which began with 10 young professional committee members. The EC held several large events at the museum, educating on the value of learning through play.These events helped raise over $7,000 for the museum’s Family Access program.
In Minneapolis, Hima mentored a high school student, building the relationship over weeks of topic-focused emails. All mentors & students and their teachers then met, discussing finance career roles. Though brief, Hima’s experience with BestPrep was a positive one.
Now settled in Buffalo (upstate New York), Hima is involved with the local community once again, volunteering as a youth dance teacher.