Introducing: Jessica Flaherty
I am Jessica Flaherty. I started at Curtis in June, 2014 as the Voluneer Coordinator. I am joining the Making it in Maine programming as the Financial Literacy Grant Manager. This role is in addition to my volunteer coordination responsibilities. I will be involved in all areas of grant preparation and implementation. I will be seen both around the library as well as out at our partner sites when we take the show on the road.
I grew up in Brunswick, Maine, so being here at Curtis feels familiar. Like coming home. I completed my Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College and continued my education at the University of Maine School of Law. After several years of practicing, I discovered that being a traditional lawyer was not something I wanted to continue in the long term. Back to the drawing board!
I soon discovered that all the positions that interested me required a certain skill set that I just didn’t have. In order to develop those skills, I began pursuing a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. I adore the non-profit realm and truly believe I have found my calling. I jumped at the opportunity to join the Curtis Memorial Library team.
When I am not balancing all these responsibilities, I spend time playing tennis and doing pilates. I also enjoy training my Portuguese Water Dog, Graeme in obedience and water work.
If you ever have any questions about the programming, resources or how we can help, please do not hesitate to contact me! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-725-5242 x237.
Together, we can make it in Maine. You can do it! We can help.